Faculty Spotlight: Mary Werkheiser

Teacher - Lower School Physical Education
 
 
Department and Program Affiliations:
Lower School


Coaching:
Head Coach, Varsity Field Hockey

 
Academic background:
B.S., Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Lock Haven University
M.S.Ed., Old Dominion University
 
 
How long have you been at Norfolk Academy?
I have been at Norfolk Academy for 30 years.


Tell us why you wanted to become an educator:
I adored my female coaches in high school and wanted to emulate them. I knew since the fifth grade that I was going to teach/coach!
 
 
What most excites you about working at Norfolk Academy?
Working with students from 6-18 years of age.


Norfolk Academy is unique because…
...it allows students to develop a multitude of talents, whether it be in the arts, music, theater, or athletics.


Last book read:
What Made Maddy Run by Kate Fagan


What do you like to do in your own time/when you’re not working?  
Spend time with my two children, husband, and dog “Toots.”
 
 
Favorite food?
My mother’s potato salad.


A movie is being made about your life. Who would they cast to play you?
Andie MacDowell
 
 
Fun fact your students might not know about you/might find surprising:
I’m a former Polka Queen


“When I grow up, I want to be…”
...a greeter at Ikea!

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