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.
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.