Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Math
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Math 7-12 secondary
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Name of Noyce institution:
Cleveland state university
Current academic or teaching status:
School and school district:
Pre service Cleveland Metropolitan school district
I am a machinist by trade. I re-entered school to change vocation. I do home restoration, automobile restoration
Why do you want to teach:
I always wanted to teach. I found through my profession that I had a knack for teaching. I went back to school to earn a degree in Engineering to augment my career choice. During my pursuit for a mechanical engineering degree , I found that I had a propensity for teaching. I would work with my classmates and enjoyed teaching them properties we had to learn about engineering. so, I wanted to teach part time while I worked as an engineer. The University would not allow me to pursue a degree in engineering while getting a licensure in teaching. Then I decided to drop engineering and pursue a teaching certification.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
When i was teaching a sixth grade science class, the students enjoyed my subject material. So when I came to teach my next lesson, the class gave me a standing ovation when I entered the room.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
The Noyce presented with the opportunity to finish my degree program full time.