Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Master of Education - Curriculum and Instruction
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Science, grades 9-12
Category of stipend/stipend/fellowship:
Noyce master teacher fellow
Name of Institution:
University of Texas at Arlington
Current academic or teaching status:
2 years of teaching experience
School and school district:
Poteet High School
I received a bachelor's degree in Biology and then went back to school to earn a master's degree and teaching certification through the Noyce program. I've been teaching science for two years at the secondary level.
Why do you want to teach:
I currently teach Chemistry and Integrated Physics and Chemistry.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
The most memorable experience I have had was at the end of last year during teacher appreciation week. I received several letters and notes from my students that thanked me for what I do and personal testaments on how I have impacted them over the school year.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
The Noyce program was a true godsend. It not only allowed me to pay for my master's degree and assist me in getting certified, but it has provided me with valuable information that I utilize in the classroom. I have had the opportunity to travel to different states and meet other scholars with whom I have developed friendships and collaborated on assignments. This is an amazing program that has benefited me significantly!