Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Interdisciplinary Studies
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Mathematics 4-8
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Name of Noyce institution:
University of Texas at Tyler
Current academic or teaching status:
4th year, undergraduate
School and school district:
Innovation Academy (Student Teaching)
I completed my Student Teaching at the Innovation Academy Charter School during the Spring semester of 2013. I taught a combined Math class of fifth and sixth grade students from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. I have also had the opportunity to work within two school districts with in grades ranging from 2nd grade to seniors. I will earn my Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an Emphasis in Mathematics in the Fall semester of 2013.
Why do you want to teach:
My main reason for wanting to become a teacher is to make a difference in education. I want to promote positive learning and prepare my students for the future. I want to be able to connect with each and every one of my students and show them how much I care.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
Walking in the footsteps of a future educator, I believe each teaching experience is memorable. This is because I learn my strengths as well as my weaknesses from university facilitators as well as my mentor teacher during the UTeach program.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
With the stress of working two jobs and attending school full-time, the Noyce program has benefited me a lot. It allowed me to focus more on my studies and increased my GPA as well.