Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: AYA Integrated Mathematics
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Mathematics, grades 9-12
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Name of Noyce institution:
University of Rio Grande SEOCEMS
Current academic or teaching status:
2 years teaching
School and school district:
Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington School District
I was born and raised in Georgetown, OH and graduated from Georgetown High School in 2006. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in AYA Integrated Mathematics from the University of Rio Grande in 2010. In October 2010, I married my high school sweetheart. I did my first year of teaching at Wellston High School in Wellston, OH. I am currently employed at Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington School district in Ripley, OH as a high school mathematics teacher.
Why do you want to teach:
I want to teach mathematics because I want the students to share my passion for mathematics. I want them to have that “light bulb” effect when they understand what I am teaching them.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
My most memorable teaching experience so far is just getting past my first year of teaching. Hopefully I will be able to update this part in the future.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
The Noyce program has given me the opportunity to teach and share my passion for mathematics with my students and those who will enter my classroom in the years to come. It has been a great support system that I will be able to rely on during my teaching career as well as a great way to network with other teachers in the Noyce Program.