Faculty Spotlight: Pat Hume

Teacher - Upper School English
 
 
Department and Program Affiliations:
English, Happy Club, Picture Coordinator


Coaching: 
I spent 15 years as a Varsity Cheer Coach from the early ’80’s - mid ’90’s.

 
Academic background:
B.S., Secondary Education, Old Dominion University
M.A., English, Old Dominion University
 
 
How long have you been at Norfolk Academy?
I have been teaching at Norfolk Academy for 42 years.


Tell us why you wanted to become an educator:
I have wanted to be an English teacher since I was a senior in high school. I love children and I love literature.


What most excites you about working at Norfolk Academy?
Being surrounded by bright, wonderful children and outstanding colleagues


Norfolk Academy is unique because…
...it provides teachers with autonomy in the classroom and fosters academic integrity/honor.


What do you like to do in your own time/when you’re not working?  
Read, do crossword puzzles, go to the beach, spend time with my family


Last book read:
Autumn by Ali Smith 
 
 
Favorite food?
Chicken - in any of its myriad forms

 
A movie is being made about your life. Who would they cast to play you?
Meryl Streep 
 
 
Fun fact your students might not know about you/might find surprising:
I cry at sad movies.


“When I grow up, I want to be…”
...an artist.
 
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