Norm is a founding member of the Orinda Academy community beginning in June,1982 as a mathematics and social science teacher. Norm earned a bachelor of arts in political science at the University of California, Berkeley and his teaching credential at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Norm is credentialed in mathematics and social science.
Norm has taught every math class at OA from business math through precalculus as well as world geography, United States History, civics, physical education, and creative writing, and he created the film course in visual and performing arts. Norm has served Orinda Academy as College Counselor, Academic Dean, Dean of Students, and Assistant Head of School, as well as serving the Board of Trustees as secretary, treasurer, and president.
Norm formalized the student council and served as their advisor for many years. Norm also helped Mitch Goldman start 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 enjoys time with friends and family, movies, music, and sports (particularly baseball).