Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Mathematics education
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: middle to high school
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Noyce Teaching Fellow
Name of Noyce institution:
East Central University
Current academic or teaching status:
School and school district:
I have moved to five different places growing up, due to transfers connected with my father’s job. This has exposed me to a variety of academic settings and curricula, and has impressed upon me both the importance and the enjoyment of mathematics as a subject area.
Why do you want to teach:
I would like to help students better understand mathematics. I owe this desire to a teacher I had in eleventh grade who made the subject easier to comprehend through the use of visual aids and active class participation. I wanted to assist other students in this subject area in the same way that this teacher had helped me.
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What does the Noyce program mean to you:
The Noyce program has given me the opportunity to pursue a field of study that is important to me. With this background, I can benefit other students who need help in a subject area that provides crucial life skills.