Mr. Furr joins the Norfolk Academy family as a Middle School Teaching Associate. He also is helping in the Batten Leadership Program and will be an assistant coach in the Girls Tennis, Girls Basketball, and Boys Lacrosse programs.
A 2017 Academy graduate, Mr. Furr next earned a bachelor's degree in Public Policy and Leadership from the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at UVA. During his last year of college, he was a Teaching Assistant for a class entitled The Resilient Student: Transitions, Thriving, and Leadership. He also served as a student manager for the men's basketball program for three years and particularly enjoyed celebrating the NCAA Championship with the team in 2019. Closer to home, he has been involved with the Batten Leadership Program, working as a Leadership Lab Counselor.
Tell us why you wanted to become an educator:
I love working with young people, and I want to be here to help students become the best versions of themselves!
What most excites you about working at Norfolk Academy?
Getting to be involved with so many exciting activities, in and out of the classroom - teaching, coaching, working with the Batten Leadership Program, and so many more programs.
Norfolk Academy is unique because…
Of the symbiotic, lifelong relationships formed between students and teacher-coaches.
Last book read:
Captain Class, by Sam Walker. A must read if you want to grow as a leader.
What do you like to do in your own time/when you’re not working?
Playing tennis or pickup basketball, watching Marvel movies, and spending time on or around the water.
A movie is being made about your life. Who would they cast to play you?
A young Alan Ruck (Cameron Frye from Ferris Bueller's Day Off) is probably the most accurate answer I've ever been given.
Fun fact your students might find surprising:
LeBron James once complimented my shoes.
“When I grow up, I want to be…”
Someone who helps people become the person they want to be!