Hampton High School, Hampton, VAGrades: 9-12
1491 West Queen Street
Hampton, VA 23669
Joyce Corriere has taught Earth Science, IB Environmental Systems and Societies, and AP Environmental Science at Hampton High School in Hampton, VA for the past thirty-two years. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University and a Master’s degree in Earth Science from the University of Virginia. Neither one of her grandparents completed school past the fifth grade, but they instilled in her mother their belief that education was the key to a future, and she passed that belief on to Joyce.
Corriere chooses to teach high school in hopes that she can convince her students that her grandparent’s words are true, and with education anything is possible. Many of her students come to her not realizing their potential and it is her job to help them see that potential in themselves while motivating them to achieve. To Joyce, education unlocks doors and broadens students' horizons, and she wants students to realize that education is the key to realizing their dreams. Joyce believes that teaching involves more than just conveying the subject; it is teaching her students about life and how to prepare for their futures. Therefore, she sets her standards high to motivate her students to reach their fullest potential, and she expects nothing less than the best from each of them. Because of this philosophy, Joyce is most proud of her students’ life successes.
Joyce believes the Society for Science and the Public Fellowship Program will provide a foundation for the continuation of student independent scientific research in her classroom and for the creation of life-long learners. In addition to Joyce’s passion of science, her greatest loves are traveling, reading, and photography.