Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Secondary Education
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Earth Science
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Name of Noyce institution:
Current academic or teaching status:
Sophomore in Undergraduate Studies
School and school district:
Springfield City Schools
I am originally from Dresher, PA which is a suburb of Philadelphia. I grew up with my mom, dad and older brother and attended Upper Dublin public schools throughout grade school.
Why do you want to teach:
I have always loved working with people and kids. and it finally clicked senior year of high school that teaching was the job for me. I realized while sitting in my meteorology class senior year that I can combine the two things I love, science and children, by becoming a teacher.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
I was presenting a science project at COSI, the science museum in Columbus, that was interactive and aimed at children. Throughout the day the kids would come up to my table and work through my questions about the module. Each time they understood the module, they would get so excited and want to know more. I think having the ability to inspire kids and help them reach the “ah-ha” moment is one of the most rewarding and memorable aspects of teaching.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
For me, the Noyce program means that I can make a difference where it is needed most. High needs school districts require the most help in the math and sciences, and I think being part of a program that focuses on this inspires me to give 110% to the students I will be teaching. The Noyce program is giving me the opportunity to help the students that need it the most, and I could not be more excited to be a part of it.