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Dave Cameron

Dave Cameron begins in 2019-20 as a history teacher in the Middle School. He also will coach in the basketball and golf programs.

Academic background:
B.A., Hamilton College
M. Ed., Old Dominion University

Additional experience:
Mr. Cameron started at the Mayhew Program for underprivileged boys in New Hampshire, as an assistant director and athletics director. That began a career in independent schools that has lasted more than 30 years. Over those years, his many roles beyond teacher and coach have included: History Department Chair; Middle and Upper School Director; Dean of Students; and Assistant Head of School.

Tell us why you wanted to become an educator:
Multiple generations of my family were professors and teachers. I learned early in my career that I found great joy in influencing young people and pontificating about history.

What most excites you about working at Norfolk Academy?
I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work in a school that is committed to a set of goals and objectives that matches very closely to what I believe education should be. I am excited to work with great students and exceptional faculty peers.

Norfolk Academy is unique because…
of its extraordinary sense of community; the Honor System; the teacher-coach model.

Last book read:
The Wright Brothers by David McCullough.

What do you like to do in your own time/when you’re not working?
Read, play golf, listen to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, watch baseball.

Favorite food?
Greek stuffed cabbage leaves in lemon sauce.

A movie is being made about your life. Who would they cast to play you?
Tom Hanks for my youth and Sean Connery for my old age.

Fun fact your students might find surprising:
I have climbed Mt. Washington in New Hampshire at least a dozen times.

“When I grow up, I want to be…”
Grow up? What does that mean?

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