Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Secondary Mathematics
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Mathematics, grades 9-12
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Name of Noyce institution:
Western Kentucky University
Current academic or teaching status:
Student - Junior
School and school district:
Warren County and Bowling Green Independent Schools
I am a little girl with big dreams. Originally from West Paducah, KY, I am in my third year in the SKyTeach program at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green where I am aspiring to teach secondary mathematics. Other activities I am involved in on campus are a campus ministry, tutoring mathematics and Spanish, SKySO (student organization for SKyTeach), and Omega Phi Alpha.
Why do you want to teach:
Lucky for me, I have been privileged to pursue my dream job. I love mathematics, and I love high school students. Mathematics is a useful tool that can impact students in their everyday lives. However, I think teachers can make an even bigger impact on a student’s life. I will strive to set a good example for all my students and be compassionate towards them with my words and actions.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
I have not formally taught a lesson. However, I’ve been given the opportunity to teach through the SKyTeach program at my school. I have learned many skills that I look forward to incorporating into my future classroom.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
Although this is my first year in the program, I have already learned so much. By attending numerous professional development programs, I have learned many skills such as the secrets of the teenage brain, classroom management, etc. that have given me more confidence in my teaching abilities. I am eager to learn more skills through the Noyce program as well as contributing to the Noyce program.