Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: B.S., Physics; M.A. Secondary Teaching
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Physics, Earth and Space Science, grades 6-12
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Master Teaching Fellow
Name of Noyce institution:
Current academic or teaching status:
School and school district:
Starting Internship, have already taught for 2 years.
I am a “non-traditional” student, returning to college for my B.S. in physics after 8 years of college classes. Now I am continuing my education with a Master’s degree.
Why do you want to teach:
As my 4 year old cousin says, “Because!”
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
My first time teaching Physics II I was describing the properties of magnetic fields and how to map them using a compass. I said, “And you hold the compass here the needle points out to infinity.” A light bulb turned on in my head, this is precisely what the jet of a black hole is! This is why I love teaching, it truly is the only way to learn!
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
To be honest, I simply could not be in this program without the Noyce scholarship!