Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: B.S., Interdisciplinary Studies
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Math and Science, grades 6-8
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Name of Noyce institution:
University of Texas at Arlington
Current academic or teaching status:
School and school district:
Arlington ISD, Bebensee Elementary, Carter Junior High
I have been married for 19 years and have a thirteen-year-old daughter. I worked in the automotive repair industry for 18 years where I trained new employees and worked with students in the high school work study program.
Why do you want to teach:
I returned to college with an engineering degree in mind, but after seeing and tutoring students who struggled with college Algebra, I decided I needed to change my path and become a teacher.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
One of the most rewarding and memorable experiences I have had teaching is seeing a sixth grade student improve over a semester and pass the first district test she had ever passed.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
The Noyce Program has not only given me the financial support to finish my degree but also connections that give me moral support and share experiences to help me as a beginning teacher.