I’m from East Syracuse, New York. I graduated from SUNY Oswego in December of 2019 with my bachelor’s in mathematics. My last semester at Oswego I interned at an elementary school. Although it was not the age range I wanted to teach, I took the opportunity to learn and observe how to run a classroom. I had the chance to teach the math lessons and receive feedback from my mentor teacher. After graduation, I worked as a building substitute teacher at Lincoln Middle School. I only worked for a few months before the shutdown, but I learned valuable skills and received advice from other teaching professionals that will benefit me.
What about the residency are you most looking forward to?
I am looking forward to being placed in a classroom from the beginning of the school year. This will provide me with an opportunity to interact with the students and build a foundation by seeing how my mentor teacher leads the classroom.
Did you have a teacher who made a lasting impression on you?
I had two memorable math teachers that have inspired me to become a math educator. Both had welcoming classroom environments where I felt comfortable participating confidently in class. Both teachers made going to class enjoyable and made learning the subject easier with their teaching styles. They have inspired me to work towards having a classroom environment and teaching style like them.