Dean Emeritus and Finance Committee Chair
Norm is a founding member of the Orinda Academy community beginning in June,1982 as a mathematics and social science teacher. Norm joined the Orinda Academy Board in 1995 as Secretary/Treasurer. Norm currently serves as Dean Emeritus and Honorary Board Member.
During his time at Orinda Academy Norm has been Academic Dean, Dean of Students, Assistant Head of School, College Counselor and has taught every math class at OA from business math through precalculus as well as World Geography, United States History, Civics, Physical Education, Creative Writing, and he created the film course in Visual and Performing Arts. Norm formalized the Student Council and served as their advisor for many years. Norm also helped with the creation of the Orinda Academy basketball team and served as assistant basketball coach for ten years. He can still be found operating the scoreboard at home games. Norm has enjoyed attending a variety of school activities with Orinda Academy students and colleagues from the nearby California Shakespeare Festival to far away places like Los Cabos, Mexico.
Norm earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley and his teaching credential at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Norm has lifetime California teaching credentials in Mathematics and Social Science.
Norm was born in San Francisco and is a lifetime Bay Area resident. Norm enjoys time with friends and family, movies, music, walking, traveling, and sports. Norm is an avid San Francisco Giants and Golden State Warriors fan.