Ray Legge

Ray Legge

Chair, Science Department; Upper School Science Teacher

Education: University of Richmond - Bachelor of Science in Biology, George Mason University - Masters in Science in Biology

Certifications/Licensures: Wilderness First Responder, Level 2 Kayak Instructor from the American Canoe Association, Graduate level courses from UVA, GMU, Colorado School of Mines

Years of Teaching Experience: 30

Years at Powhatan: 30

Bio

As a proud graduate of Powhatan School and Episcopal High School, Ray worked as Park Ranger and then Resource Manager for the Fairfax County Park Authority, and then as Park Ranger for the National Park Service. He has been teaching at Powhatan since 1988. Some highlights of his career include working with and learning from the teachers who had taught him at Powhatan, and teaching the children of the children that he had taught. Ray has received the GTE G.I.F.T. (Growth Initiatives for Teachers) award

Hobbies

Spending time with my family, endurance and strength training (swimming, biking, running, paddling, and lifting), nature study, reading, watching movies, shooting, repairing my 100+ year old house and cars, and learning in general

Favorite Quotes

"There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." - Albert Einstein

"He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed." - Albert Einstein