Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: MAT Secondary Mathematics Education
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Mathematics, grades 6-12
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Fifth year or post-baccalaureate Noyce scholar
Name of Noyce institution:
Georgia State University/Urban Mathematics Education Ptrogram
Current academic or teaching status:
School and school district:
Coan Middle School, Atlanta Public Schools
I was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. I am the middle child. I have had the pleasure of traveling around the world due to my dad being in the military. I have lived in Georgia the majority of my life. I graduated from Alabama State University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. I obtained my Masters of Art in Teaching from Georgia State University in 2010. My concentration was Mathematics Education. I have always had a passion for math and decided to share my knowledge and passion with others, and therefore enter the field of teaching this year. I am currently a 6th grade mathematics teacher at Coan Middle School in Atlanta, GA.
Why do you want to teach:
I believe education is the right of every person, and therefore I believe I can help others achieve this right. I have always had an easy understanding of math and wanted to share this passion of ease with as many people as possible. I believe teaching will give me the opportunity to reach many. I am a very reasonable person and feel this helps me help others because I can understand their difficulties and feelings. Therefore I enter the field of teaching to share with others the knowledge of math taking into consideration its complexities.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
My most memorable teaching experience was at the end of my student teaching. The students felt I helped them learned so much that they wanted to ensure I would be employed at their school next year to help them. They started a petition to submit to the principal. I felt so honored that I had touched students in such a way that they would want me to teach at their school next year.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
The Noyce Program has meant the opportunity to gain knowledge to adequately serve students in the urban community as well as gain contacts and build relationships to help me along my journey in teaching. This opportunity has given me many ideas and strategies to help my classroom life thrive.