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A 2017 graduate of Norfolk Academy, Noah Sutton returns to our Bulldog family as a Teaching Associate in the Lower School with the Third Grade team. In addition to his instructional responsibilities, he will coach two seasons and work with the Fine Arts Department.

Mr. Sutton studied psychology at the University of Oklahoma. While in school, he pursued an array of research projects; one highlight of his undergraduate experience was giving a presentation at Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Conference in New Orleans about a prototype for an app to help individuals going through physical therapy. After receiving his M.A. in psychology from George Mason University, he taught and tutored in math in the Virginia Beach Public Schools. This summer, he came back for his sixth year for Summer at the Academy, where he was an integral part of the leadership team.

To help you better get to know NA's new faculty, each of them answered a few questions about their careers and interests.

Why become a teacher?

My teachers, directors, and coaches played a huge role in helping me become the person I am today; challenging me and encouraging me every step of the way. I hope that I can have that same impact on so many young citizen-scholars, as they continue their educational journey.

What excites you about NA?

Being a 12-year thriver myself, there are too many aspects of Norfolk Academy to list here. However, it all leads back to this community of incredible people who are always striving for the best in each other.

Favorite activity?

During the fall, I enjoy consuming as much football as I possibly can, whether that's cheering on my Oklahoma Sooners or the Dallas Cowboys. If there isn't a game on, you can almost always find me at the movie theater seeing the new releases.

One fun fact about you students might find interesting?

While attending Norfolk Academy, I was involved in the Winter Musical many times. My leading role came my senior year, when I played the cowardly lion in our production of The Wizard of Oz.

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