MEET COHORT VIII
Meet the Residents of Cohort VIII who are working hard to become excellent educators!
Science Resident - Intrepid Middle School
"If you’re not doing NTR, where are you going to go? There’s no better program than NTR. There are quality classes and people, and it feels like a family."
We're delighted to introduce you to Kendrick Bogan, an outstanding member of our NTR community. Kendrick's journey as an educator is inspiring, and we're proud to have him as a member of Cohort 8! Learn more about Kendrick, his experiences, and his vision for education here.
Tell us about yourself.
Kendrick: I grew up in a small town outside of Memphis, Tennessee. I am the first person in my family to attend a four-year college and graduate. A lot of that is because of my mom and my grandfather, who greatly emphasized education for me. My mom placed her dreams on hold so I could go through school. Now she’s gone back to school, obtained a Master’s, and is working on her doctorate!
What were you doing before you joined NTR?
Kendrick: I worked at a local high school where I worked campus security and coached the girl's basketball team. I also worked as a registered sleep technologist, so I can help people get tested for sleep apnea.
What's it like being a Resident?
Kendrick: The NTR culture and environment have been everything. On top of that, I get to be at Intrepid, where it’s a blast to work. I’m already building relationships with kids, my mentor, and the staff! My Mentor has been a great help to me and has helped build my confidence when I’m teaching.
What do you want to be true for your students this year and into your teaching career?
Kendrick: I want my students to know that their success is more than what they are able to answer correctly in my classroom. It’s about your ability to think critically for yourself! Can you go beyond what’s on the paper in front of you? Everything you read and do in my class is a step toward getting you to the next level and where you want to be!
Why should someone do NTR?
Kendrick: If you’re not doing NTR, where are you going to go? There’s no better program than NTR. There are quality classes and people, and it feels like a family. The NTR staff takes care of everyone. Everyone who enters the program is equal. We’ve got people who are right out of college and people who have been out for a long time, and NTR takes care of everyone’s needs. Oh, and on top of that, the staff feeds us at every class!