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Strong, inspiring leaders create vibrant, successful schools.Our partnership
What we do
We help Texas public school districts grow their own outstanding leaders so that teachers thrive and students excel on every campus. We partner with districts for five years to not only grow individual leaders, but to help them build their own systems for developing a deeper bench of leaders who are truly ready for the challenges of the job.
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. Decades of national research backs this up.Learn more
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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