What we do
Driven by the belief that great leaders can push student achievement levels to new heights, we partner with Texas public school districts to help educators become experts at leadership and to grow stronger leaders within their own systems. Founded in 2017 by H-E-B Chairman Charles Butt, Holdsworth makes investments within districts and brings education leaders from across Texas to learn at its Campus on Lake Austin, a one-of-a-kind place dedicated to the idea that public education matters.Learn more
The ripple effects leaders’ actions have on the 720,000 staff members and 5.5 million students in Texas schools is nothing short of incredible.
We believe stronger leaders will build stronger systems that achieve stronger results for students. This is backed by research showing that after teachers, school leaders have the greatest influence on student outcomes.
Who we serve
By 2028, we are projected to reach more than 4,500 Texas education leaders – including teacher leaders, assistant principals, principals and central office administrators – through the Holdsworth partnership alone. We anticipate serving even more educators through events and additional program offerings.Learn more
I named the center for my mom because she was for the kids.”
— Charles Butt
Chairman of H-E-B and founder of The Holdsworth Center
Charles Butt, Chairman 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.Learn more
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