Sarah Jewett joins the Norfolk Academy family as a Sixth Grade Teacher and coach for two seasons in our athletics program. Ms. Jewett was a linguistics major and classical studies minor at Dartmouth College. During her time there, she served as a learning fellow at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning, where she provided language and vocabulary tutoring in Latin. A member of the Dartmouth Outing Club, she managed a team of 350 student volunteers through leader training and designed a week-long outdoors orientation program for 1,100 incoming students. She also served as an editor of Dear Dartmouth, an undergraduate publication.
To help you better get to know NA's new faculty, each of them answered a few questions about their careers and interests.
Why did you want to become a teacher?
I feel a sense of purpose and joy from being a mentor and leader, especially for younger children. That feeling is compounded when I see them become mentors and leaders in their own right.
What excites you about Norfolk Academy?
The warm welcome I've already received from members of the NA community makes me all the more excited to become invested in this community.
Baking! (Especially bread, like focaccia.)
One fun fact about you students might find interesting?
I've climbed two of the 48 4,000-footers in New Hampshire (mountains whose peaks are above 4,000 feet in elevation): the shortest, Mt. Tecumseh, and the second tallest, Mt. Adams in the Presidential Range.