Kendall Rimmer is a driven individual who has overcome humble beginnings in intercity Chicago as the middle child of five children to a single mother. He is an advocate for mentorship and system changes that will lead to equitable living experiences.
Kendall pursued higher education on a band scholarship and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff. During his time there, he achieved numerous honors and activities, including graduating Cum Laude, being a recipient of the Dean’s List, participating in the Marching and Concert Ensembles, and becoming a member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated.
Equipped with a solid educational foundation, Kendall further developed his skills and professional expertise. He is proficient in various computer applications, including the Microsoft Office suite, Google apps and management systems, and Windows. He has also undergone professional development workshops and web courses, enhancing his abilities in writing, web content creation, and leadership.
Kendall’s passion for mentorship extends beyond his personal growth. He actively engages in volunteer work, serving as a Big Brother for Big Brother Big Sisters in Tulsa, where he provides guidance and support to young individuals. He has also volunteered with organizations like Reading Partners and Lighthouse Charter Schools, dedicating his time to helping others improve their reading skills and establishing positive communities. In addition, Kendall discovered a passion for basketball through officiating. It has been a joy of his to officiate students’ games from the elementary level through the NCAA Division 2 level.
In terms of professional experience, Kendall recently worked as a Data Application Partner at Tulsa Public Schools. In this role, he trains school staff on effective processes within major district applications and provides customized support to schools in areas such as data analysis and technology strategy. Previously, he served as a Website Administrator, managing multiple school-level websites and collaborating with various stakeholders to ensure accurate information and improve user experiences. Additionally, he worked as a Service Desk Analyst, providing technical support and facilitating technology meetings/training for school and district employees.
Kendall’s diverse background, combining his journey from Chicago, basketball officiating experience, and passion for mentorship, has shaped him into a dedicated and resourceful individual. With his strong work ethic, leadership skills, and commitment to helping others succeed, he is well-equipped to take on challenging careers that allow him to utilize his creativity and interpersonal abilities.