Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: MAT- Mathematics Education
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: High School Mathematics
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Noyce Teaching Fellow
Name of Noyce institution:
The University of Georgia
Current academic or teaching status:
Working on last semester of the Program at UGA.
School and school district:
I am currently interning at Lucy C. Laney High School in Augusta, Ga in the Richmond County School district.
. I have attended Paine College in Augusta, Ga. I received the Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics. I currently attend the University of Georgia. I am working on the Masters of Art in Teaching in Mathematics Education.
Why do you want to teach:
I want to be a mathematics teacher because I see the need for minority students to be taught how to think beyond what’s being given to them. I have found that I can help minority students to excel in mathematics by helping them to learn mathematical concepts and to understand that knowing the basics of a concept is not enough. I have found that the student must learn how to apply the concept to a situation. I believe that I would be an asset to my community because I am a young individual who finds mathematics exciting and I have the capability to make mathematics exciting to other people.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
All of my teaching experiences have been memorable for now.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
The Noyce program has afforded me an awesome opportunity to matriculate through a challenging yet rewarding program at the University of Georgia. This program has offered me an opportunity to expand my thinking about mathematics education and about the teaching of mathematics.