Agnes Ann Nogal
Master of Arts in Teaching
Middle School Education, High School Education
Biology, Integrated Science, Language Arts, Middle School Language Arts, Middle School Science, Multiple Subjects
- 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.
- 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?
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
Student Teaching Supervisor
- Jen Williams, Leslie Middle School, Salem, Oregon, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-363-5550
- John Borowski, West Salem High School, Salem, Oregon, email@example.com, 541-929-5224
- Karen Hamlin, PhD, Willamette University, firstname.lastname@example.org