Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Microbiology
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Science 6-12
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Fifth year or post-baccalaureate Noyce scholar
Name of Noyce institution:
Current academic or teaching status:
School and school district:
Largo Middle School
I am a mother of 4 wonderful children (3 boys and 1 girl). I taught science and math for 3 years at Largo Middle School before staying home with the children. We moved to Wisconsin (where I am originally from)where I currently instruct in basic education for adult.
Why do you want to teach:
I feel teaching makes a difference to me as well as others. I enjoy the education environment and the community.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
I had a boy tell me, Mrs. Fitzgerald, I wish we had school every day because I hate going home. I feel school brings a sense of stability and consistency for all.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
It has enabled me to continue to teach in secondary education after moving to Wisconsin.