Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Mathematics
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Algebra 1, grade 8
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Noyce Teaching Fellow
Name of Noyce institution:
University of California Riverside
Current academic or teaching status:
2nd year teaching
School and school district:
Colton Middle School, Colton Joint Unified School District, Colton, CA
I am a second-year mathematics teacher at Colton Middle School. I received my Mathematics degree and teaching credential from the University of California Riverside.
Why do you want to teach:
One of the reasons why I became a teacher was to provide students with an important skill for their future. My goal as a teacher is to create the problem solver of tomorrow. I enjoy working with students and watching their understanding and curiosity for math grow.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
A teaching experience that I remember clearly is a special lesson I created for a Geometry class during my student teaching experience. The lesson was on the topic of “Volume of Cylinders,” and it allowed the use of kinesthetic material that the students really enjoyed. I loved the reaction I received from the students after the lesson was completed. They had fun learning the material, and I enjoyed teaching it. This experience was one of the contributing factors that made me want to become a teacher.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
The Noyce program has become a huge help for me in my teaching career. Not only did it provide me with the tuition money I needed for my credential, but it continues to provide me with assistance in the classroom. The meetings we have every quarter provide me with new strategies to use in my classroom. I also enjoy the feedback I receive from the Noyce program representative after the classroom visitations.