My name is Noah Barringer and I was born and raised in San Diego. I grew up in Poway and attended Pomerado Elementary School, Meadowbrook Middle School, and graduated from Poway High School. After graduating high school I continued my education at Palomar College. While I was attending Palomar College, I was able to gain experience working with children at an after school program in the Poway Unified School District for three years. As I was working with the elementary school students, I realized that I enjoyed school so much that I received three AA degrees before transferring to Cal State San Marcos. I graduated from CSUSM in 2010 with a degree in Human Development and recently decided to pursue my dream of becoming a teacher. I have currently been working at Union Bank for the last seven years, and while working in the corporate world I realized that life is too short to not do what you love.
I would have to say that I am really enjoying the whole technology boom. I would not consider myself technologically advanced, but I do have a MacBook Pro and IPad at home. I have been using a Mac since my days at Palomar College, so I would have to say a little over seven years. I would have to say that I am more of a beginner when it comes to technology. I pretty much only know how to use the basics, such as Xcel, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Word. I am really looking forward to learning more about technology in order to promote a fun and interactive way for students to learn.
The part of the mission statement of the CSUSM College of Education that influenced my decision to apply to the teaching credential program was the commitment to educational equity for all students. I have my undergraduate degree in Human Development, and in doing so I have learned so much from the many Sociology classes I have completed. The achievement gap should be the top priority for every educator. It will be my duty as a teacher to make sure every student has the same resources and opportunities as their peers. Every student in my class will be held to the same high standards and if I fail to do any of these I will be failing the students as well as society.