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Current Projects

Urban Mathematics and Science Teacher Collaborative - (Noyce)
New Fellowship Program for Math and Science Teachers Grades 1-12

Meet the Noyce Fellows, 2012/2013

The Cohort Two Noyce Fellows are currently in their second year of teaching: in the greater Boston area, in central Massachusetts, and in Virginia.

  Emma Dalton

Before completing her MAT degree at Tufts, Emma graduated from Smith College with a BA in Engineering Science and pursued a degree in Imaginative Education at Simon Fraser University. While an MAT student at Tufts, she interned at Somerville High School, and she is now in her second year at Quaboag Regional Middle/High School in Warren, Massachusetts, where she teaches 8th grade engineering and physics.

'While certainly academic, physics can also be intensely practical, and real understanding of it can alter the way that one interacts with objects. It can and should be relevant for students who do not think of themselves as "brainy."'

  Helen Harlan

Helen received her bachelor and masters engineering degrees from MIT before earning her MAT at Tufts. During her time at Tufts, she interned at TechBoston Academy in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester, where she is now in her second year of teaching physics.

"I'm excited to engage with my students to explore the world of science with them. Teaching is my far the most challenging work that I have done, but it is also definitely the most rewarding"

  Micaela Harris

Micaela received her Bachelor's degree from Spelman College in Sociology and her Post-Baccalaureate certificate from Smith College in Mathematics. While she pursued her MAT at Tufts, she interned at Boston Arts Academy. She is currently in her second year of teaching math at Codman Academy Charter School in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester.

"My mom always told me, 'If you follow your passion [for teaching math], work will never feel like work' ...She was right."
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  Marni Jacobs

Before pursuing her MAT at Tufts, Marni earned her bachelor's degree in physics from Williams College. While at Tufts, she interned at Codman Academy Charter School in Dorchester, and she currently teaches physics at Revere High School in Revere, Massachusetts.

"I am excited to foster a love of science in people's minds, and I feel lucky that I have the support of communities like Tufts and Codman Academy to help me get started."
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  Noah Jefferson

A double Jumbo, Noah received his BA in mathematics before pursuing his MAT. He interned at Codman Academy Charter School in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood and is currently in his second year of teaching math there.

"I believe all students deserve an education that makes available to them the opportunity to pursue their passions. I hope to be part of a school and a system that make that dream a reality."

  Arielle McCoy

Before pursuing her MAT at Tufts, Arielle received her bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering with a supplemental major in Applied Mathematics from New Mexico State University. She also spent a year in Smith College's Post-Baccalaureate program studying Mathematics. While at Tufts, she interned at Fenway High School in Boston and is currently teaching math at Excel High School in South Boston, Massachusetts.

"I always wanted to be a teacher and over the years, many have persuaded me to be something else because I was talented in math and science. I decided that teaching is where I need to be. I am the happiest here. What better way to use my skills than helping others climb the educational ladder to better our future?"

  Laura Nixon

A double Jumbo, Laura graduated from Tufts University with a degree in mechanical engineering before pursuing her MAT. She interned at Mission Hill K-8 School in Boston and currently teaches math in Richmond, Virginia.

"I think that mathematics education is becoming more and more critical in the world for the success of our students, and I want to be there to help them achieve that success."

  Kendal Schwarz

Kendal received her bachelor's degree in mathematics at Union College. While pursuing her MAT at Tufts, she interned in a middle school math classroom at the Mission Hill School in Boston. Currently, she teaches 8th grade math at Cambridge Street Upper School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

"I'm here for the kids. I've always loved math and want to erase those scary preconceptions about it, but at the end of the day it's the relationships I form with the students that I'm most excited about."