Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Meteorology
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Earth Sciences, grades 9-12
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Fifth year or post-baccalaureate Noyce scholar
Name of Noyce institution:
Texas A&M University
Current academic or teaching status:
1st year teacher
School and school district:
Harleton High School
I recently finished my degree in Meteorology at Texas A&M on May 13, 2011! I am so excited about heading into my first year of teaching. In my spare time I love reading about theology and hanging out with family and friends.
Why do you want to teach:
Currently I will be teaching Biology and Forensic Sciences. In the future I hope to teach Earth Sciences as well.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
I remember doing volunteer teaching at my local church school. As I was teaching 6th grade math, I remember talking about volumes of cylinders. My students did not understand until I went to the kitchen and began teaching them with everyday materials they were used to. Then the light bulb went on. From that day forward I knew that anyone can learn anything and enjoy it as long as they can see it applied to their lives.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
The program has been such a blessing. It has been very helpful in assisting me with finishing my degree, and it motivates me all the more to help others as well, especially my students.