Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: biology/ general science education
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: general science 9-12
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My background consist of being born and raised in Pasadena, California. In 2006 I was accepted to Tuskegee University in which I majored in Biology and was later approached with the opportunity to teach in rural areas. Through NOYCE Scholars program at Tuskegee University I have built confidence and a since of love of teaching.
Why do you want to teach:
I’ve always had an innate sense of wanting to help others, and being involved in community service efforts with the youth I’ve notice that I was able to make connections easily, and with this connection and trust the youth would listen and take my advice about life. I found that youth repsond well to kindness and caring characteristics, hence teaching in todays world needs that are able to relate while also being highly qualified.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
During my preclinicals there was a poignant situation where students were being exceedingly open and one student that I had helped prior with on an algebraic equation, took me to the side and ask me for advice. Later I asked the student why he asked me out of the other student teachers or even teachers, and his response was he could tell that I ginuinley cared about his well-being and asked then I asked how could he tell, and his response was when I was helping him with his math he could tell that I wasnt going to give up on him like a lot of people do. This resonates with me still because of the fact that I will not be just a teacher I will also be a role model and someone there to support and be there for my students.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
The NOYCE program means a lot to due to its sought out nature which is to provide highly qualified teachers in areas that are being left behind. The NOYCE program is also giving me the opportunity to improve my craft of teaching in which that will only help my future student