Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: GEOLOGY
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Earth Science, Seventh Grade
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MS 221, Bronx, New York
Born and raised in Ghana. A beneficiary of the public school systems in Ghana and a Geological Engineering product of the University of Science and Technology,Ghana.
I taught some Physics,Math, Metalwork and Woodwork technology at the Junior Secondary School and also worked as a geologist on surface gold mines,underground gold mines and
some exploration companies in Ghana. I taught martial arts also. I moved to the United States in 2002.
Why do you want to teach:
Teaching brings me joy; especially when my efforts translate to positive outcomes in my students. Teaching also offers me a way of paying back to the society, and a teacher who contributed, freely, so much into my life.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
A memorable teaching experience that stands out in my mind was, when I voluntarily taught some students, who did not have a metalwork and woodwork teacher, in the Junior secondary school where I was having my national service (a pay back service to the Ghana government for education sponsorship)and had all of them passing the national exams
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
Preparing me to be a better teacher