Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: M.A.T
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Biology/Science, grades 6-12
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Fifth year or post-baccalaureate Noyce scholar
Name of Noyce institution:
University of South Carolina
Current academic or teaching status:
2nd year graduate student
School and school district:
Richland County School District One, Columbia, SC
I obtained my B.A in biology and minor in psychology at Columbia College, Columbia, SC. I am from Detroit, Michigan, where I spent most of my life.
Why do you want to teach:
I want to inspire students to learn and love science. A teacher once inspired me to love science when I was in the 6th grade; I want to do the same for my students. I want to create an inviting classroom where students want to learn, have fun and communicate with each other.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
As a student teacher, I once did an eye modeling activity and at first was really nervous. The students were used to just doing book work, but I wanted my students to learn in an inviting way. I wanted them to explore science, and they did! they loved it! This experience made me glad and let me know I had made the right decision.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
The Noyce Program has helped me educate my students, pay for graduate school and become a great teacher. This program means a lot to me, and I am glad I was selected to become a scholar!