Candidates

Agnes Ann Nogal

Master of Arts in Teaching

Agnes Ann Nogal

Authorizations

Middle School Education, High School Education

Endorsements

Biology, Integrated Science, Language Arts, Middle School Language Arts, Middle School Science, Multiple Subjects

Curriculum Vitae | Educational Portfolio | Philosophy of Teaching | Recommendation 1

Teaching Strengths

  • Mission statement: I vow to dedicate myself to the heart of the teaching profession, nurturing and encouraging my students. I will never cease the cycle of learning within myself, so that through example I may be able to spark a love of learning within my students. I will value and respect my students, fortifying their self-esteem and self-worth in each interaction. As my students grow older, I would like to be the teacher who remains in their memories, as the one who cared as well as the one who touched their minds.
  • I am passionate about my subject areas and I engage my students with my excitement fueling their desire for learning the content.
  • I implement my knowledge of technology into my classroom activities in order to achieve my learning goals and to bring a different level of literacy to my students.
  • I approach my lessons creatively in order to reach a variety of learners and fill their academic needs.
  • I bring relevancy to the content for the students by incorporating what they experience of media, their own cultures as well as other experiences they have had in their lives.
  • I develop meaningful academic relationships with each of my students, encouraging each student to achieve his or her personal best and to embrace pride in his or her work.
  • I am the teacher who is inspired and who also inspires her students.
  • I am student-centered with a focus on making sure my students develop a solid foundation in my content areas, while differentiating for the different styles of learning, multiple intelligences, language differences and other needs my students may have.

Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo, BS (magna cum laude) 2004 (physiological nutrition, minor with distinction in English)
  • Honors Program at the University at Buffalo (Phi Eta Sigma Honors Fraternity and Golden Key Honor Society)
  • Willamette University, MAT

Teacher Research Topic

How does the physical desk arrangement affect student performance, success, and teacher instruction in an 8th grade language arts classroom?

Experience

2012 Spring Student Teaching

  • Leslie Middle School Salem, Oregon, 8th grade language arts

2011 Fall Practicum Teaching

  • West Salem High School, Salem, Oregon, 10th grade biology

Other Classroom / Youth Experience:

  • Science/writing teacher (10/2009 to 6/2010): Urban Promise Academy, Camden, NJ, grades 9-12 science courses, including physics, chemistry, biology and earth science; grades 9-12 essay writing seminar
  • On-site Technology Advisor (1/2009 to 6/2009): Hamilton, NJ, on-site support for the use of technology in the classroom
  • Long term substitute for reading teacher: Crockett Middle School, teaching 6th, 7th & 8th grade reading classes, including an 8th grade basic skills reading class
  • Short term maternity leave replacement English teacher (12/2008 to 1/2009): Trenton Central High School, West State Campus, Trenton, NJ, world literature [12th grade] and Literature 1 [9th grade]
  • Program manager/teacher (4/2005 to 7/2011): Sylvan Learning Center Hamilton, NJ, reading, writing, study skills, math essentials, algebra/Sylvan advanced math, geometry, SAT math prep and SAT verbal prep, homework support for algebra 2, pre-calculus, calculus, and chemistry

Supervisors

Student Teaching Supervisor

Practicum Supervisor

  • John Borowski, West Salem High School, Salem, Oregon, jenjill@peak.org, 541-929-5224

University Supervisor