Teachers for STEM
Activities include community service projects, participating in Maryland Day, and school supply drives.
Contact information: TerrapinTeachers@umd.edu
The 2017-2018 Executive Board
Tara Tanasovich, President
Hometown: Kensington, MD
I joined Terrapin Teachers because I thought TLPL 101, Step 1, would be a great opportunity to get a feel for teaching right from the start. I stayed in the program because I think it has some of the best professors and most intriguing course curriculums this university has to offer. My goal is to become a high school math teacher that inspires her students to look beyond questioning, "When am I going to use this in real life?"
Robert martin, Vice President
Major: Math Education and Chemistry
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
I joined Terrapin Teachers because ever since I was young, I’ve wanted to be a math teacher. When I came to UMD and saw what the Terrapin Teachers program was like, I knew that the program would be the best way for me to accomplish my goal of being a high school math teacher.
Jennifer hill, co-director of Marketing
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
I joined Terrapin Teachers because I wanted to be involved and meet new people. My goal is to become a high school math teacher. It has been my goal to become a teacher since the first grade, so I am really excited for what the future holds!
Daniel prettyman, Co-director of Marketing
Hometown: Laurel, MD
I joined Terrapin Teachers because I thought that the program would afford me the best opportunity to achieve my goal of being a teacher. My goal is to become a high school biology teacher or possibly a college biology professor. I want to use my platform as a teacher to help my students become intelligent and confident men and women. Aside from teaching, I would also love to keep up with my personal training career.
Hana Yi, Secretary
Major: Middle School Math and Science: minor in Teaching English as a Second Language
Hometown: Burtonsville, MD
I joined Terrapin Teachers because I've always been interested in working with students, but I wasn't sure if I wanted to teach. Through the Terrapin Teachers courses, I've learned and experienced the behind the scenes of lesson planning and conducting the lesson.
My goal is to become a teacher who has a positive influence on the lives of my future students. I realized that the most memorable teachers were the ones that not only knew what they were teaching, but also cared for me. A quote by John C. Maxwell summarizes my thoughts the best, "Student's don't care how much you know. Until they know how much you care."
WILL TANZOLA, Treasurer
Hometown: Mullica Hill, NJ
I joined Terrapin Teachers because I knew I wanted to pursue a career in teaching. I saw the program as an extraordinary chance to get experience in the classroom as early as possible. My goal is to become a high school physics teacher that inspires students to become interested in science in higher education and potentially as a career.