Strong, inspiring leaders make for vibrant, successful schools.Our partnership
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What we do
We help public school districts grow their pipeline of excellent leaders so that teachers thrive and students excel on every campus.
Change can be hard. Making it stick takes time. We work with our partner districts for five years to not only grow individual leaders, but to help them build their own system for developing future leaders that will impact students for generations to come.Our partnership
Ultimately, it’s all about achieving the highest success for our students, and we do that by having leaders who care and are devoted to helping every student in our district reach their potential.”
Executive Director of Teaching and Learning, Klein ISD
Who we serve
By 2022, we hope to serve 100 district leaders, 1,500 campus leaders and more than 20 districts.Our districts
Aldine ISD educates 67,234 students across 82 schools in the Houston area.
Arlington ISD educates 61,020 students across 77 schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Grand Prairie ISD
Grand Prairie ISD educates 29,266 students across 43 schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Harlingen CISD educates 18,371 students across 30 schools in the Rio Grande Valley.
Judson ISD educates 23,108 students across 30 schools in the San Antonio area.
Klein ISD educates 52,896 students across 47 schools in the Houston area.
Lamar CISD educates 32,051 students across 41 schools in the Houston area.
Lockhart ISD educates 5,901 students across nine schools in Central Texas.
Mesquite ISD educates 40,932 students across 48 schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD
Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD educates 32,667 students across 44 schools in the Rio Grande Valley.
Round Rock ISD
Round Rock ISD educates 48,919 students across 55 schools in Central Texas.
Southwest ISD educates 13,843 students across 18 schools in the San Antonio area.
Spring ISD educates 36,079 students across 38 schools in the Houston area.
I named the center for my mom because she was for the kids.”
— Charles Butt
Chairman and CEO of H-E-B and founder of The Holdsworth Center
Charles Butt, chairman and CEO of H-E-B, founded The Holdsworth Center in 2017. He named it for his mother, Mary Elizabeth Holdsworth, a former school teacher who inspired in her son a great admiration for educators and a passion for helping all students succeed.About us