Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Mathematics
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Mathematics, grades 7-12
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Fifth year or post-baccalaureate Noyce scholar
Name of Noyce institution:
Saint Joseph's University
Current academic or teaching status:
1st year teacher
School and school district:
Mastery Charter Schools
I recently graduated from Saint Joseph’s University with my Master’s degree in Math Education and Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. Currently, I am an 8th grade math teacher at Mastery Charter Schools in Philadelphia. I am enjoying my 1st year of teaching so far and looking forward to what the school year may bring!
Why do you want to teach:
I have always wanted to be a teacher because I have always had a love for learning and helping others. I was blessed growing up where I was inspired and challenged by my teachers. As a teacher, I hope to do the same, while helping my students achieve success both inside and outside of the classroom.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
During my student teaching experience, I had a student say to me, “Before you, I didn’t think I could do math.” This student certainly struggled at times, but most of all she just needed to believe in herself. I constantly encouraged and reinforced to her, as I do with all of my students, that she could do it and her hard work will pay off. This “a-ha” moment for her came toward the end of my student teaching; this moment confirmed that hard work does pay off both for me and her.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
The Noyce program has supported and encouraged me to pursue my dreams of becoming a mathematics teacher. I am thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the program and to meet all of the individuals involved with the program.