Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Applied Physics/ Physics, Secondary Education
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Physics, grades 6-12
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Fifth year or post-baccalaureate Noyce scholar
Name of Noyce institution:
Current academic or teaching status:
School and school district:
Ridgely Middle School, Baltimore County
I attended Baltimore Polytechnic Institute for high school where I was a part of the Science track. I entered Towson University in 2005 as a declared Physics major. After finishing the Applied Physics track, I switched to the Secondary Education Department. I am currently in my professional year, and am interning in Baltimore County.
Why do you want to teach:
I want to teach because I find working with children and young adults to be very fulfilling. This mixed with my passion for physics would allow me to make a impact on people’s lives while doing what I love.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
While at Towson University, I was able to tutor and run study sessions for one of my professor’s Physics classes. It was during one of those study sessions where I was able to break through to a group of students, helping them understand a difficult problem. I realized then the power of being able to relate to the students and explain material in the best ways for them to understand.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
Because I completed the Applied Physics track before entering Secondary Education, I had accumulated a large amount of student loans. The Noyce program supplied me with the funds necessary to stay in college and complete my education degree.