Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Middle Grades Education
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Mathematics and Science, grades 6-9
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Name of Noyce institution:
University of North Carolina Wilmington STAR Program
Current academic or teaching status:
School and school district:
Teaching at Burgaw Middle School, Pender County School District
I am a first-year teacher at Burgaw Middle School. I was a substitute after graduating in December 2010 and then had a long term substitute position at Burgaw Middle School, where I now have a full-time position as an 8th grade mathematics teacher.
Why do you want to teach:
I love serving the community, and feel that by working with young adolescents I can help create a better tomorrow.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
A student wrote a letter about how I changed his life. It was the best reward anyone could get. I felt honored and felt that I had made a difference to at least one student.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
The STAR Scholarship has made it financially less stressful for me. I am very thankful.