"Thank you for this opportunity ... Diversity and Equity [training] was very useful. It opened me up to various cultures and visions ... because of that session, I now have more lenses to view life and challenges through."
"The only teacher that gets me is [KCTR Resident] Mr. Dove. He really understands me. No teacher understands me like Mr. Dove."
"It was so effective the way that [KCTR] brought us all together at the beginning with life stories and get-to-know-you activities as we gained our new friends and co-workers."
"I am so thankful, grateful, and blessed to have been able to participate in Summer Institute. I am excited and ready to be introduced to the classroom and cannot wait to exercise all that I have learned in my daily practice as a teacher ... I am more prepared than I could have ever imagined and look forward to having a "loud" voice in the quality of Kansas City Education!"
"All of the instructors were extremely effective and I appreciated the mix of guest presenters - it was a great way of switching it up. Also, the daily energizers were key in creating stronger relationships - especially the competitive ones. It was truly a great experience! I learned a lot!"
"[Our KCTR Resdient] is making great connections with students--all students."
"I really appreciated all the dedicated time we spent doing community building exercises to establish strong relationships as a cohort. With this foundation of trust we will be able to work more effectively together throughout our residency year...and beyond!"
"I came in feeling like my Residency year was going to be me standing in the back of a classroom contributing very little; I'm leaving Summer Institute knowing I'm going to have a role, equipped to contribute, and be able to make a difference from day one this fall ... Thank you for helping me become so much more than I ever imaged could happen during these past four weeks."
"I feel that I was supported throughout the whole [Selection] Day and it was a great experience."
"[Selection Day] was extremely well organized and made applicants proud to be a part of the process!"
"I found [Selection Day] to be motivating and informative."
"[Selection Day] was an awesome experience."