We are pleased to welcome our new faculty and staff to the Bulldog family! Learn more about the newest members of our community on our website, and check our News page soon for faculty spotlights.
Mr. Tom Etheridge, Lower School Teaching Associate
Tom received his undergraduate degree in naval architecture and marine engineering, while competing all four years for – and ultimately captaining for two years – the University of Michigan sailing team. After working as a junior naval architect, Tom will serve in the Lower School as a Teaching Associate and on the water as our head sailing coach.
Ms. Kristen McKnight, 3rd Grade Girls
Kristen earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Penn State University, where she was a Schreyer Honors College Scholar and a varsity swimmer with All-Academic Big Ten recognition. She received her master’s in teaching and learning from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. Kristen most recently taught 1st and 4th grades in Pennsylvania’s Quaker Valley school district. In addition to teaching 3rd grade girls, Kristen will coach swimming.
Mrs. Laurie Sorabella, Lower School Science, Grades 1 – 3
Laurie graduated from Wesleyan University with an undergraduate degree in women’s studies and psychology before receiving her master’s in science at William & Mary. Her thesis was on oyster reef restoration. Laurie has worked at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Oyster Reef Keepers of Virginia, Lynnhaven River NOW, and Virginia Beach Sea Camp. She will teach Lower School science.
Mr. Jackson Vaughn, Lower School Latin
Jackson earned a bachelor of arts in classical civilizations and English literature from Kalamazoo College while competing as a member of the varsity football team. He received a master’s in classics from Texas Tech and served as a teaching assistant and a part-time instructor in Latin and Greek terminology and classical mythology. Jackson has been a fieldworker on many archaeological projects in Greece, Italy, Belize, and Michigan. In addition to teaching Latin, Jackson will coach football and track & field.
Mr. Tim Davis, 7th Grade Math
Tim received his undergraduate degree in economics from Lafayette College. He taught and coached at Hackley School in New York while earning a master’s degree in business and finance at NYU’s MBA program. Tim taught and coached at The Bishops School in California before becoming the Athletic Director and math teacher at Cape Henry Collegiate, and later Nansemond-Suffolk Academy. For the past several summers, Tim has taught geometry at Norfolk Academy. He will teach Middle School math and coach football and baseball.
Mrs. Betsy Guzik, Middle School Science
Mrs. Guzik discovered a love of science as a 7thgrader at Norfolk Academy after writing a report on Jane Goodall. After graduating from Norfolk Academy, she pursued her dream of becoming a primatologist, studying Biological Anthropology at Cornell University. She attended graduate school at UCLA and received a Masters in Biological Anthropology. Mrs. Guzik has taught pre-med organismal biology, human population genetics, and evolutionary anthropology, and designed and taught a course in Mass Communications at Virginia Commonwealth University. She also served as the Director of Communications at Norfolk Academy for four years. Mrs. Guzik will teach science in the Middle School.
Mr. Dalton Henderson, Middle School Teaching Associate
Dalton received his undergraduate degree in political science with a minor in Spanish at Virginia Wesleyan University. Before transferring to VWU, Dalton was a varsity wrestler and an All-Academies 125-pound champion at the Virginia Military Institute. He was an assistant varsity wrestling coach at Norfolk Academy last winter and will coach wrestling and track this year while serving as a Middle School Teaching Associate.
Ms. Margaret Marshall, Middle School Latin
Margaret graduated from UVA as an Echols Scholar with a double major in classics and English. She began her teaching career at The Covenant School in Charlottesville where she taught Latin and English and coached cross country. During her time at The Covenant School, Margaret returned to UVA and earned a master of arts in English. She will teach Latin in the Middle School and coach cross country and track.
Mr. Kelby Schnepel, Middle School Music
Kelby earned a bachelor of music in music education and a masters of music education with a concentration in orchestral conducting from Old Dominion University. He is an accomplished cellist who has worked with Young Audiences of Virginia for the Strings Impact program; as a counselor and teaching assistant at a fine arts camp; and with Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia and the Youth Instrumental Ensemble at Great Bridge Presbyterian Church. Kelby will teach music in the Middle School and conduct the Middle and Upper School orchestras.
Mrs. Virginia Hudgins Scofield ’03, 7th and 9th Grade History
Upon graduating from Norfolk Academy, Virginia studied at the Coast Guard Academy, where she majored in government and international relations and played on the varsity soccer, diving, and track & field teams. As a military officer, she was a Deck Watch Officer, a member of the Commandant's Diversity Advisory staff, and an Operations Officer. She then taught and coached at St. Agnes Academy in Houston, at which time she earned a master of arts in military history from Norwich University. Virginia will teach history in the Middle School as well as coach field hockey, diving, and lacrosse.
Mrs. Anne Tew, Middle School Latin
Anne graduated from UVA with a major in classics and a minor in religious studies. She continued her work in Latin with graduate studies at the University of Notre Dame while earning a masters of theological studies with a focus on the history of Christianity. She taught Latin and English at Benedictine College Preparatory School in Richmond before teaching at Western Albemarle High School in Charlottesville. She also taught a class at UVA on Augustine’s City of God, and she was an adjunct English instructor at Regent University. Anne will teach Latin in the Middle School.
Ms. Kathy Yocke, Middle School Science
Kathy earned a B.S. degree from West Liberty State College and master’s degree from Old Dominion University. She spent years teaching in the Virginia Beach City Public Schools, most recently teaching at Old Donation School. Kathy has served as a lead mentor teacher, science department chair, and honor council advisor. She has been a summer science camp instructor and most recently, worked at Camp Invention’s “Invent Now” program. Kathy will serve in the Middle School as a science teacher as well as a coach.
Dr. Amber Jenkins, ’02, Upper School English
Upon graduating from Norfolk Academy, Amber received her undergraduate degree in Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins and concurrently completed an M.A. in Humanities. She then graduated from UVA with an M.F.A. in Poetry Writing before teaching creative writing to first year students. Amber graduated with a Ph.D. in English from the University of Kentucky and was awarded a graduate assistantship. She was an Associate Professor of English and chairman of the Department of Language, Literature, and Communication at Elizabeth City State University. Amber will teach English in the Upper School and coach volleyball and basketball.
Mrs. Susan Fuhs, Technology and Information Director
Susan received her bachelor of business administration with a major in computer information systems from James Madison University, and earned her master’s in business administration with an emphasis in computer information systems from California State University. She worked as the director of advancement services for the University of San Diego before moving back to the East Coast. She most recently worked in Virginia Beach City Public Schools, where she was responsible for the management of student information systems. Susan will serve in the newly created role of Technology and Information Director.
Mrs. Anita Pozin, Director of Summer Programs
Anita received her undergraduate degree in history from West Virginia University. She later enrolled in the Career Switcher Program at Old Dominion University with an emphasis on health and physical education. She was athletic director at Yorktown Middle School, where she also taught health and PE. She has taught at Denbigh High School and, most recently, at Kempsville Middle School. She has coached lacrosse, soccer, and football, and served as a personal trainer. Anita just completed her first summer as Director of Summer Programs.