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Garrett Bird

Garrett Bird begins in 2019-20 as a teaching associate and math teacher in the Middle School. He also will coach football, basketball, and lacrosse.

Academic background:
B.S., Carnegie-Mellon University

Additional experience:
Mr. Bird began his post-graduate career in North Dakota, where he was a field engineer for a renewable energy contractor on a wind farm. He has also worked in the San Francisco area as a project engineer for a marine engineering contractor. Before coming to Norfolk Academy, he spent a year circumnavigating the globe, spending time in 16 countries.

Tell us why you wanted to become an educator:
My teachers and coaches growing up were such a positive influence on my life, and I hope to provide that experience for the next generation of students.

What most excites you about working at Norfolk Academy?
Spending every day surrounded by such positive, engaging faculty members and inquisitive students.

Norfolk Academy is unique because…
of the tight-knit community we have here. Students and faculty are involved in so many different endeavors, each one providing the opportunity to form lasting relationships.

Last book read:
Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World By Tony Wagner.

What do you like to do in your own time/when you’re not working?
Enjoy the outdoors, plan future travels, and revel in the next Boston sports championship.

Favorite food?
Will Penn’s famous “Kitchen Sink” Wings with a few extra sides of ranch.

A movie is being made about your life. Who would they cast to play you?
Chad Michael Murray.

Fun fact your students might find surprising:
This is the second Norfolk I’ve called home. The first is in Massachusetts. 

“When I grow up, I want to be…”
Bill Belichick’s understudy.

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Garrett Bird