Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Mathematics
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Mathematics, grades 9-12
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Name of Noyce institution:
Florida State University
Current academic or teaching status:
School and school district:
Challenger Learning Center (Internship)
I am a native of Quincy, Fl. Educated in the Gadsden County Public School system, I graduated in 2009 with honors from East Gadsden High School. Currently at Florida State University I am a part of various organizations such as the Black Student Union, We-Teach, The 63rd Student Senate, and Phi Beta Lambda.
Why do you want to teach:
Teaching has always been in the forefront of my mind as something to do. I believe teaching is the greatest profession in the world because it takes a teacher to teach a student before the student decides that he/she wants to be a doctor, for example. I would like to make an impact on students’ lives and teaching is the way to do that.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
A memorable teaching moment for me was when I was doing an evaluation of a field experience lesson that I taught to a 6th grade class. A pre-test was administered, the lesson was executed, then the post-test was given. After grading everything, I noticed that over 60% of the students failed the pre-test, but on the post-test, 100% of the students made an 80 or higher. This is memorable because I taught to a level of understanding, and I executed my objectives correctly to a point that all students made a learning gain.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
The Noyce Program has been great. It serves as a collegiate teaching family. For resources or advice, the Noyce program has really been phenomenal.