Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Biology/General Science Education
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: 7-12 Science
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Fifth year or post-baccalaureate Noyce scholar
Name of Noyce institution:
Current academic or teaching status:
School and school district:
Booker T. Washington High School Tuskegee, AL. Clinical Observation
From Pasadena, CA. and attending Tuskegee University. I am very intellectual, always exceeding in all of my studies. I served in the U.S. military as a medical technician.
Why do you want to teach:
Always throughout my life was able to instruct, and tutor my peers and younger students. I wanted to become a teacher last year because I truly have a passion for it.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
During my 7-day internship I actually mentored a young man with the permission of the teacher that I was observing. She allowed me to talk to him because during a test that he was not prepared for, I talked him into actually trying to answer questions that he knew that he didn’t know. The reason he didn’t know the material was because he was absent two days prior to the exam. After speaking with him he did give himself a chance and attempt to answer the questions on the exam.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
The Noyce program means so much from the financial assistance to the amount of time the people that are heading the program spend to develop me into the best teacher that I can be. I really like the fact that we can go into underdeveloped counties and school districts and really help these kids who the rest of the nation has given up on.