Todd Noyes has been working at Ithaca High School in Ithaca, NY for 13 years. His career originally started as a Mechanical Engineer from the University at Buffalo. After involvement with urban summer education programs, Todd decided to pursue a profession in education. He was nominated to be the Math department leader after four years and organized a group to restructure Algebra 1 and eliminate the tracking in 9th grade. During summers, Todd teaches math to an underserved population of students in the Upward Bound program at Cornell University. In the classroom Todd helps students investigate the world and gives them the framework to delve deeper in current social and economic issues. He believes accumulating international experiences makes people more well-rounded and sympathetic human beings, and he tries to foster an appreciation for international communities in his curriculum.
Todd is a passionate and dedicated educator with experience teaching, conducting workshops, and giving presentations domestically and abroad. He was a member of a group who established a relationship with Anandwan in India and provided professional development to their teachers that instruct students with disabilities. Todd is a Teachers for Global Classroom (TGC) Fellow and traveled to Morocco where he built relationships and an appreciation for the Moroccan culture. As a result of the connections he created, Todd co-founded the Morocco Exchange club and helps coordinate a week-long trip to Morocco for students in 11th or 12th grade. He believes that supporting all students, no matter their background, to pursue new experiences and see the world from a broader vantage point will help to mold a caring and considerate future generation of leaders.