Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Biology; Secondary Science Education; Educational Leadership
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Science 6-8
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Master Teaching Fellow
Name of Noyce institution:
University of South Florida; Robert Noyce Master Teacher Fellows
Current academic or teaching status:
School and school district:
Memorial Middle School; Hillsborough County Public Schools
I have been a science educator in Hillsborough County Public Schools for 15 years. I am National Board Certified in Early Adolescence Science. Currently, I am a science coach at Memorial Middle School, a Renaissance school (90%+ free or reduced lunch), and work to support science instruction at my site. I also spend a lot of time serving as a professional developer for middle school science and the Teacher Induction Program.
Why do you want to teach:
I want to inspire a love of science and sense of wonder in the students I teach. I also want them to be well-versed in 21st century skills and be prepared to compete in the global marketplace as responsible citizens.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
I think if we do it right, it’s all memorable!
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
The Noyce program provides me with the opportunity to improve science education and impact student learning. I am thankful for the opportunity to participate in decision-making as we implement the Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards.