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Mr. Stamm joins the Norfolk Academy family as a Middle School Science teacher. He also will coach in our basketball and baseball programs.

A native New Englander, Mr. Stamm journeyed south to Wake Forest University, where he completed undergraduate work with honors in biology. He then earned a master's of science degree from the University of Connecticut. He is a highly accomplished independent school teacher-coach and administrator, having served with distinction at leading independent schools and honored with several teaching awards during an eight-year tenure at the Casady School in Oklahoma, a 17-year tenure at Pine Crest School in Florida, and service at other independent schools. Having taught biology, chemistry, physics, and environmental science, he is a similarly accomplished coach and a member of the Positive Coaching Alliance.

Tell us why you wanted to become an educator:  
After several summers of working as a counselor at a summer camp in Upstate New York, I realized I wanted to teach and coach at the middle school level.  

What most excites you about working at Norfolk Academy? 
After just a short time on campus, I have come to appreciate the history and tradition here at Norfolk Academy.  

Norfolk Academy is unique because… 
The passion everyone possesses for the school. There is a tremendous sense of community here at NA.

Last book read:
Truth be told, except for reading about my subject material to stay current, I don't read many books. Rather, I spend my time solving logic puzzles and various sorts of brain teasers in a magazine I purchase monthly.

What do you like to do in your own time/when you’re not working?
My wife and I enjoy walking, biking, and traveling. We love visiting the national parks and have been on 39 cruises.

Favorite food?
My favorites are grilled cheese, pepperoni pizza, and Alaskan King Crab.

A movie is being made about your life. Who would they cast to play you?
Funny you should ask. Actor Jon Cryer played the role of a teacher in The Metro Chase, a movie for young children that a former student of mine and his family wrote the screenplay for in 2003. Jon Cryer's name was Mr. Stamm in the movie.

Fun fact your students might find surprising:
I only need to visit six more states and I will have accomplished my goal of traveling to all 50.

“When I grow up, I want to…”
Play second base for the Los Angeles Dodgers. 

Chris Stamm is teaching Middle School Science and coaching basketball and baseball.

Chris Stamm is teaching Middle School Science and coaching basketball and baseball.

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