Meet Our Scholars: Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship
Cohort 1 (Summer 2019)
Gloria Wade Gabb
My name is Gloria Wade Gabb and I've been a teaching assistant at Challenge Preparatory Charter School in Queens, New York for five years. I am currently co-teaching grade-four math and science. Teaching is my passion! Ever since I was a child, my aspiration was very clear; I wanted to become a teacher. And so I did. I can vividly recall the many times I used to gather my younger siblings together to read and discuss various texts. It was so enjoyable. Assisting my siblings and classmates with their school work, volunteering for class presentations, and even becoming class president are all experiences that have helped equip me to fulfill my dream.
I was further assisted by some of the finest and most inspiring teachers in high school and college. My experiences with them are still etched in my mind. I wanted to become the role model they were for me. So when the time came to enroll in college, I majored biology education, reflecting my love for both science and teaching.
Today, while teaching remains a challenging career, I am still very engaged by it. Interacting with students, going the extra mile for them, and watching them grow remains rewarding. I am proud to be part of the profession that is the mother of all professions. As it is said, teaching gives birth to all the professions that ever existed. I love teaching!
My name is Ayana Shaw. I am currently a teaching assistant. Teaching has been a common thread throughout my life experiences. As I reflected on my life and the positions I have held, the importance of teaching became clear to me. The sense of fulfillment that comes from seeing a person go from not-knowing to having a strong understanding—that just fills my heart. The undeniable goal of teaching is to create a better generation of people through the exchange of knowledge. And I am a part of that movement! I am, therefore, prepared to advance to the next professional level and become a teacher. Being a science teacher, specifically, would be the best expression of myself.
My name is Aliah Tull-Rampersaud, I've had the privilege of being exposed to both British-Caribbean and American styles of education. I've also had to adapt to learning with a disability in environments of stigma, with little accommodation and knowledge of disabilities. My experiences and interactions throughout various schools have inspired me to help others. Integration of my present knowledge along with teachings from this program, I aspire to accommodate and inspire all students encountered so they too can benefit.