Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: MT Secondary Science Education
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Physics, 11th-12th grades
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Fifth year or post-baccalaureate Noyce scholar
Name of Noyce institution:
Virginia Commonwealth University
Current academic or teaching status:
2 year Teacher
School and school district:
Cosby High School, Chesterfield County, VA
I have a BS in Biomedical Engineering with minors in math and chemistry from Virginia Commonwealth University. I returned to school after a brief job experience with Nike to pursue a teaching career. I am endorsed in physics.
Why do you want to teach:
I want to teach to help students reach their potential.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
I have many memorable teaching moments. My favorite moments occur when the students have the materials they need, and their own curiosity to motivate their exploration of a topic.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
The Noyce program enabled me to see a whole year of teaching with an excellent mentor teacher. The monetary scholarship enabled me to finish my graduate degree on time.