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Ms. Fox joins Norfolk Academy as a Lower School Teaching Associate, helping in the first grade. She will also coach in the volleyball, basketball, and softball programs.

At Sewanee, University of the South, Ms. Fox earned a bachelor's degree in American Studies with minors in Spanish and Art. She played one season of varsity women's basketball and was the Student Assistant Coach for her final three years. Her enthusiasm for working with young people flourished as she served as a summer camp counselor and an office assistant at the Charlotte Latin Summer Programs for seven summers. During her time at Sewanee, she tutored K-5th grade English as a Second Language students and assisted a 7th grade science class. Additionally, she held the position of Chair of the Student Title IX Committee at Sewanee to lead peer education initiatives and advocacy events. Working closely with the Office of Admissions at Sewanee, she led campus tours, mentored her peers, and interviewed prospective students. She studied history and art history in Spain for a summer and hiked the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage as part of the experiential learning program.

Tell us why you wanted to become an educator:
I’ve grown up in a family full of educators, so naturally, I wanted to do anything but be a teacher. However, working at Charlotte Latin Summer Camps for many years and being involved in tutoring and coaching at Sewanee truly revealed my passion for education and mentorship. I was afforded an amazing experience through attending an independent school, and I want to foster the same relationships that I built in school with my students. 

What most excites you about working at Norfolk Academy?
I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work as the Teaching Associate with 1st grade this year while also coaching in the afternoons. I’m excited about being able to be involved with a wide range of students and faculty throughout this school year!

Norfolk Academy is unique because…
The faculty and staff wear so many hats. It’s remarkable that many teachers work in athletics and/or administration to get to know the students in and out of the classroom. 

Last book read:
The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power by Deirdre Mask. My degree is in American Studies, so this book caught my attention to learn about something I hadn’t given much thought to before. 

What do you like to do in your own time/when you’re not working?
I’m a watercolor artist, and I love hiking.

Favorite food?
Any and all Mexican food

A movie is being made about your life. Who would they cast to play you?
Jennifer Lawrence 

Fun fact your students might find surprising:
I hiked 300 miles with broken shoes that I duct taped every morning before I started.

“When I grow up, I want to be…”
U.S. Secretary of Education

Olivia Fox with her family.

Olivia Fox with her family.

Olivia Fox is a Lower School Teaching Associate and will help coach three sports.

Olivia Fox is a Lower School Teaching Associate and will help coach three sports.

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