Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Masters in the Art of Teaching
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Mathematics, grades 6-8
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Fifth year or post-baccalaureate Noyce scholar
Name of Noyce institution:
University of North Carolina Wilmington STAR Program
Current academic or teaching status:
First year graduate student
School and school district:
New Hanover County, NC
I earned my bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from James Madison University. I moved to Wilmington, NC about three years ago and decided to pursue higher education two years ago. My journey to become a teacher has greatly inspired me to impact the lives of young people.
Why do you want to teach:
I want to teach because I want to make a difference in the lives of young people. I believe education is so important and want to be a part of helping others be successful in life.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
Volunteering at WRAAP (Wilmington Residential Adolescent Achievement place), an after-school program, has expanded my heart and taught me so much. I hope to work mainly with underprivileged children.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
This STAR Noyce scholarship means so much more than financial help. The support I have already received, and the future support that will be available to me as I become a teacher is priceless.