Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Mathematics with minor in Education
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Integrated Mathematics, grades 7-12
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I am originally from Mayfield village, OH, which is a suburb of Cleveland. I grew up with my mom, dad and younger brother there and attended Mayfield City Schools throughout grade school.
Why do you want to teach:
I have wanted to teach ever since I was a little girl. I credit this to my dad being an elementary school teacher and going to his classroom throughout my childhood. I have also always liked working with children. When I was twelve years old, I began helping teach Sunday school at my church. This is what solidified my desire to teach when I got older. I loved helping the students there and watching them grow in the process.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
A memorable teaching experience for myself is seeing my students grow because of what I taught them. I love seeing those “ah ha!” moments in their eyes where you can immediately tell that they now better understand the topic that you are trying to teach them.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
The Noyce program means to me that there will be more effective teachers in the areas where they are needed. There must be a greater focus on math and the sciences in high schools and definitely in high needs schools. The students at these schools, not only need, but are entitled to prepared, highly trained, and effective teachers. Through the Noyce program, these types of teachers will now be accessible to these students.