Hello! My name is Peyton Morgan and I am from Minerva, Ohio. I am a third year student at the Ohio State University pursuing a degree in STEM Education with a specialization in Mathematics and a minor in Human Nutrition. I am passionate about helping others as much as I can, especially in the area of education.
I am a member of the STEM Exploration and Engagement Scholars Program. I joined this program with the goal of learning about different STEM fields and how math is used in them. I hope learning this will allow me to better help my future students and answer the questions, “why am I learning this” and “how is this used in the real world”. During my freshman year, I joined the Leadership Council as the Mentor Group Activities Coordinator. My job is to make the program feel like a community and get students of all years working together! I was also a Teaching Assistant for the program my sophomore year and got to help in our seminar class. I love being able to interact with the first year students and help them get used to campus and college life!
I am currently a co-Social Chair of Kappa Phi Kappa, the professional education fraternity on campus. This organization has allowed me to meet other education majors, learn about and participate in community service, talk to HR directors, and participate in many other professional development events. I am also a Small Group Coordinator involved in CHAARG, a student organization that promotes fitness, specifically for females. I have a group of girls that I get to help find what they enjoy about fitness and learn new ways to workout! I am also currently a tutor at the Math and Stats Learning Center on campus and I tutor College Algebra, Precalculus, Business Calculus, Calculus 1, and Calculus 2. I enjoy this job and working with students in this class. I hope that this will help prepare me to be a teacher in the future.
My long-term goal is to be a math teacher who can help my students excel not only in math, but in other areas of life as well. I believe that my combined experiences during my time at the Ohio State University will help prepare me to be the best that I can be. I hope to be a good leader who can help students prepare for life after high school.