Mr. Fayton joins Norfolk Academy as an Upper School Teaching Associate. He also is coaching in our football and basketball programs.
After a highly-decorated athletic career at Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach, Mr. Fayton earned a full athletic scholarship as a top recruit for the football program at the University of Tennessee. Since finishing his undergraduate and professional degrees, he has worked primarily in higher education administration, mainly in athletics. He has served in the compliance department at Vanderbilt University, as the Associate Athletics Director at Maryville College, and in the athletic department at the University of Tennessee. One of the few Southeastern Conference student-athletes to have scored in two different sports (basketball and football) in the same calendar year, he holds three degrees --- including a law degree --- from the University of Tennessee.
Tell us why you wanted to become an educator:
I've always had a passion to be a role model and an example for younger people. Serving at Norfolk Academy puts me in a position where I can make an impact in young people's lives by sharing my experiences.
What most excites you about working at Norfolk Academy?
The community. I have yet to work at a place where people are this helpful.
Norfolk Academy is unique because…
Of the people. You can tell the health of an organization by its people and it is evident that NA has done a fantastic job putting the right people in the right place.
Last book read:
A Promised Land by Barack Obama
What do you like to do in your own time/when you’re not working?
Travel and spend time with family.
A movie is being made about your life. Who would they cast to play you?
The late Chadwick Boseman
Fun fact your students might find surprising:
I'm an avid saltwater fisherman
“When I grow up, I want to be…”
An Athletic Director