This year, NCTR is honoring their first-ever Resident of the Year. The award celebrates the hard work, diligence and enthusiasm of the candidates who are preparing for careers in teaching with one of our 25 Network Partners. For the award, we asked each of our partners to nominate one resident with the following criteria in mind:

  • The candidate demonstrates a commitment to student growth and learning
  • They meet, or even exceed, program requirements, thereby demonstrating effectiveness
  • They exemplify the qualities of a good colleague and peer within their cohort
  • They exhibit leadership skills and initiative

Each program leader submitted a short essay on the strengths and assets of their nominees. In the excerpts below (some of which were slightly edited for context and length) it is clear that the nominees bring a wide range of experience and a diverse background to their teaching.