Since the age of 3, I have loved school; being in school, touring schools, even playing pretend school with my sister. When I became of age, I began accepting opportunities to volunteer in schools and with youth. By my senior year in high school, I had already been a student mentor (to a fifth-grader) and a summer school teacher assistant (at a local preschool). The rest is history!
Why do you want to teach?
I’ve always found myself working with youth and I finally realized that I was passionate about it when I traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico. There, I worked as an English instructor for middle school-aged children. My heart was filled when I saw their eyes light up at the fact that they were genuinely grasping the material. That’s when I knew I had to make this my career.
Please tell us about a memorable teaching experience and why it stands out in your mind.
Same as above!
What has the Noyce program meant to you?
The Noyce program represents an opportunity to grow and become better in something that I am already passionate about. It means that I can accomplish my goals both academically and financially while supplying the youth with the most powerful tool they can be armed with — knowledge.