[PAST EVENT] Careers in Science and Math Education

March 21, 2011
6pm - 7:30pm
Cohen Career Center, Presentation Room
180 Stadium Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Are you a science or math major, or interested in these subjects? Have you ever considered teaching as a career option? There is a demand for science and math teachers! Hear from a panel of teachers as they describe their paths to the profession, as well as their experiences in and out of the classroom. Information will also be available from the William and Mary School of Education.

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Learn more about our panelists!

What is fulfilling about your job?

The most fulfilling part of my job is when a student has an 'aha!' moment. I love it when they see something that we are discussing in a completely new and deep way, and it is joyous when the student's face lights up with understanding.

How did you first get interested in teaching?

I was Girl Scout Camp Counselor for many many summers growing up. It didn't take me long to realize that I loved giving something I loved to others. In those days it was the outdoors and camping. Today it's biology, chemistry, the way science connects with the world, and some skills about learning and about being themselves.

Are you involved with any extracurricular activities as a teacher?

I stay after school twice a week with my students. Sometimes they come in for science help, other times they come in to work on other subjects. It's nice to know that they're glad I'm there. I am also helping occasionally with a new science honors club at the high school (it is still emerging, so is not meeting regularly yet). I am also lucky enough to be one of the coaches for the William & Mary Dance Team. While not related to the high school, it's mostly possible because of my schedule.

Don Snyder, Assistant Director, W&M Career Center, 221-3282