Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Education endorsed in Elementary and Middle Grades
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Social Studies and Reading for Middle Grades; All for Elementary: Science/Social Studies/Writing/Math/Reading
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Master Teaching Fellow
Name of Noyce institution:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Current academic or teaching status:
6 years as 6th Grade Elementary Teacher
School and school district:
Chandler View Elementary, Omaha Public Schools
I am from Omaha, Neb., and graduated from the Omaha Public Schools.
Why do you want to teach:
I thoroughly enjoy helping students foster their thinking and develop the necessary skills for the current grade’s achievement while gaining the tools to transition beyond.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
While completing my MAT through the Math in the Middle Graduate Program , I modeled a mathematical algorithm for adding and subtracting fractions. I had mentioned that I had just learned the strategy the previous weekend while I was furthering my education to become a better math instructor. After expressing a true understanding of the process one of my reluctant learners responded, “Thank you for going back to school Ms. King.”
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
The Noyce program means I get to challenge myself to become a teacher leader within my district. Additionally my teaching will be strengthened by the professional development opportunities I am privileged to participate within or potentially develop.