Who we are
Founded as a nonprofit in 2017 by H-E-B Chairman Charles Butt, we build stronger leaders for Texas public schools.Learn more
With strong leaders, teachers and students thrive. Great leaders draw out the best in people and inspire them to achieve the unimaginable. Leadership is not a skill people are born with – it can be taught and honed through day-to-day practice.
Our programs and services help expert educators become stronger leaders. We do this critical work because we know students’ futures are at stake.
Who we serve
Since 2017, we have served 1,371 leaders in 50 school districts across Texas, including superintendents, central office administrators, principals, assistant principals, teachers and other campus leaders.
“No other experience has helped to make me a better leader and a better person. If you want to make an investment our children and the future of public education, invest in the people. That’s what Holdsworth does.”
Principal, Arlington ISD
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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