Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Secondary Education & Math
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Secondary Math
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Name of Noyce institution:
University of Missouri/ Tomorrow’s Teachers with Dual Degrees in Mathematics and Mathematics Education (TDM)2
Current academic or teaching status:
School and school district:
Columbia Public Schools
Hi, my name is Kara White and I am a senior at the University of Missouri. I am originally from Florissant, MO. I enjoy reading, traveling, and spending time with my friends. I look forward to being a teacher in the near future!
Why do you want to teach:
I want to teach because I absolutely love working with children and young adults. I want to inspire the youth to work hard and never give up on their dreams.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
I remember the first time I actually taught students in a classroom, it was a part of the summer internship that the(TDM)2 program offers. From that experience I realized that I wanted to be a teacher.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
The Noyce program has meant a great deal to me. It has enabled me to continue my college education at a low cost to my parents and attend conferences to help me develop professionally.