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Terry Zervos

Terry Zervos begins in 2019-20 as a teaching associate in the Lower School. He also will coach football, wrestling, and lacrosse.

Academic background:
B.A., Davidson College

Additional experience:
While at Davidson, Mr. Zervos was a student staff resident advisor and worked as an information and technology services student consultant for two years. He has served as a legislative intern for U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen from his home state of New Hampshire and as a teaching intern at St. Paul’s School in that state.

Tell us why you wanted to become an educator:
I love children. I believe being a teacher and coach to be the most direct way in which one can positively impact the lives of young people.

What most excites you about working at Norfolk Academy?
From the moment I stepped on this campus, it was clear that this is not only a dedicated community of learners, but the people here have an astounding passion for developing the spirit and character of their students as well. Being able to teach and coach alongside such an incredible faculty is an absolute privilege.

Norfolk Academy is unique because…
Though it has a clear record of academic excellence, it is not just a school where students learn facts and figures; this is a place that truly values character development and one that knows how to foster it in young ones. Every institution at this school is research-based, tried, and true, and the students benefit from that in more ways than they know.

Last book read:
What the Best College Teachers Do, by Ken Bain.

What do you like to do in your own time/when you’re not working?
I enjoy powerlifting and personal fitness, and I love to play all kinds of sports.

Favorite food?
Salmon sashimi.

A movie is being made about your life. Who would they cast to play you?
Tom Cruise would be good, mainly because he is also 5-foot-7.

Fun fact your students might find surprising:
I was born in Canada.

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