He holds a BA in biology from U.Va. and a M.Ed. in counseling from JMU. He is a retired Augusta County science teacher. In addition to teaching, over the course of his career Mr. Norvell has also been employed as the program manager for the adolescent unit at Western State Hospital, a counselor in private practice, and a real estate agent.
Mr. Norvell enjoys spending time at Smith Mountain Lake, and he is actively involved in the families of his three children and six grandchildren.