Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Middle Childhood Education
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Science and Social Studies, grades 6-8
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Name of Noyce institution:
University of Rio Grande SEOCEMS
Current academic or teaching status:
School and school district:
I have an Associates Degree in Fish and Wildlife Management from Hocking Technical College. I worked at Woodland Altars Environmental Education Center for 5 years teaching children about nature. I also worked at Indiana University’s Bradford Woods Environmental Education Program for 1 season.
Why do you want to teach:
I love science and like to teach people about it. I enjoy seeing the faces of students light up when they learn what it is that I am teaching them. Teaching is a very rewarding experience, and I am glad that I have chosen it as a career.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
When I was just starting out at Woodland Altars, I was very nervous about teaching. I knew a lot about nature, but I had no idea how to teach. After a brief training period, I was sent off into the woods with a group of students. I loved it! That was the moment that I knew I wanted to become a teacher.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
The Noyce program is great because it helps science and math education students succeed in becoming great teachers. Students across the country benefit as a result of this.