Morgan Goering graduated from UCI's CalTeach program in 2014. She shares her thoughts about her educational journey and her time at UCI.
My name is Morgan Goering, but I'm more often referred to as Mrs. Goering by my one of my 150 advanced math seventh graders. I currently live in Jurupa Valley, California and commute to Fontana for work at Truman Middle School. This year will be my fifth year teaching math, second year as department chair and PBIS Tier II coordinator, and I love it even more each day.
I grew up in Long Beach, California with my mom, dad, and younger sister. I attended private school up until eighth grade then attended a very large public high school in Long Beach Unified School District. Even with being shocked with the change in classes sizes and school atmosphere, I graduated at the age of sixteen sharing the honor of valedictorian with my then best friend.
I attended University of California, Irvine as a math major. I took an elective teaching course for my requirements and just fell in love. So, I transferred to a math based education program, CalTeach, that allowed me to get my teaching credential and bachelor's in mathematics all undergraduate, in five years. I started my first teaching job at 21.
After BTSA (Beginning Teachers Support and Assessment Induction Program), I felt it was time to further my education and start setting long term goals for myself. I acquired a master's degree in instruction and curriculum development, and I am currently also enrolled in a doctoral program focusing on adult teaching and learning. I plan to soon become a math teacher on assignment and eventually become a district curriculum specialist.
I am thankful for the CalTeach program and its instructors for preparing me for a life of learning and educating the future of the nation.