When I look at the incredible leaders in Holdsworth's programs, I have hope for the future of education in Texas.”

Dr. Ruth Simmons

President of Prairie View A&M University and chair of the Holdsworth board

Nora Rivas of PSJA ISD is photographed with Dr. Ruth Simmon, board chair of The Holdsworth Center, during a District Leadership Program graduation ceremony.

Our leaders

The leaders in our programs include superintendents, central office administrators, principals, assistant principals, teachers and instructional coaches from across Texas. To be selected, these leaders showed they were ready, willing, and able to grow and lead strategic change.

Collectively, our leaders serve:

  • Districts
  • Staff and faculty
  • Campuses
  • Students
View full list of districts
A donut graph representing the racial diversity of leaders in The Holdsworth Center's leadership programs.

Racial diversity of our leaders

When it comes to educating a diversity of students, the diversity of our 378 leaders matters too.

  • 48% White
  • 28% Hispanic/Latinx
  • 16% Black
  • 3% Two or more races
  • 3% Undisclosed
  • 2% Asian

4,500 leaders by 2028

By 2028, we are projected to serve 4,500 leaders across the state of Texas through the 5-year partnership alone and anticipate serving even more leaders through events and additional program offerings.

We believe our alumni will go on to create ripples of even greater impact. A network of strong, like-minded leaders who are deeply connected through their Holdsworth experience will be an asset for the entire state.

Cohort 2 of The Holdsworth Center's District Leadership Program is photographed on the steps of La Cantera during a leadership session.
Keith Boyd of Ellis Elementary School in Arlington ISD is photographed during a Holdsworth Center Campus Leadership Program session.

70 leaders promoted

Since 2017, 70 Holdsworth leaders have been promoted to new roles with increased responsibility, four to superintendent, 11 to principal and 55 to other roles.

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Holdsworth has come along as a tremendous catalyst, an amplifier, giving life and voice to a generation of leaders who say with their lives that excellence and equity is our anthem and we are willing to do absolutely whatever it takes to lift up future generations.”

Jenny McGown

Superintendent, Klein ISD

Photo of Jenny McGown, Superintendent, Klein ISD smiling during a district leadership program session at The Holdsworth Center.

Districts and campuses in the Holdsworth Partnership

* Alumni campus


Lockhart ISD

  • Bluebonnet Elementary School
  • Lockhart Junior High School

Round Rock ISD

  • Anderson Mill Elementary *
  • Berkman Elementary
  • Cactus Ranch Elementary *
  • Cedar Valley Middle School
  • Forest Creek Elementary
  • Gattis Elementary
  • Hopewell Middle School
  • Joe Lee Johnson Elementary *
  • Laurel Mountain Elementary
  • Linda Herrington Elementary *
  • Old Town Elementary
  • Pearson Ranch Middle School
  • Purple Sage Elementary
  • Union Hill Elementary
  • Xenia Voigt Elementary *

North Texas

Arlington ISD

  • Arlington High School *
  • Atherton Elementary
  • Blanton Elementary
  • Bowie High School
  • Burgin Elementary
  • Butler Elementary
  • Carter Junior High School
  • Crouch Elementary *
  • Crow Elementary *
  • Ellis Elementary
  • Gunn Junior High
  • Hale Elementary *
  • Johns Elementary
  • Lamar High School *
  • Martin High School
  • McNutt Elementary
  • Miller Elementary
  • Ousley Junior High
  • Peach Elementary
  • Pearcy Elementary *
  • Seguin High School
  • South Davis Elementary
  • Young Junior High *

Grand Prairie ISD

  • Andrew Jackson Middle School *
  • Bonham Early Childhood
  • Colin Powell Elementary
  • Crosswinds Accelerated High School
  • DATA @ Adams Middle Schools
  • Dubiski Career High School
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary *
  • Grand Prairie High School
  • Hobbs Williams Elementary *
  • Grand Prairie School for the Highly Gifted
  • South Grand Prairie High School *
  • YMLA Middle School

Mesquite ISD

  • Galloway Elementary
  • Mesquite High School
  • Moss Elementary
  • Shaw Elementary
  • West Mesquite High School

Gulf Coast


Aldine ISD

  • Escamilla Elementary
  • Garcia Middle
  • MacArthur High School
  • Nimitz Ninth Grade
  • Parker Elementary
  • Stephens Elementary
  • Stovall Middle School
  • Thompson Elementary

Klein ISD

  • Benfer Elementary
  • Blackshear Elementary
  • Brill Elementary
  • Ehrhardt Elementary
  • Kaiser Elementary
  • Klein Cain High School
  • Klenk Elementary *
  • Krimmel Intermediate
  • Kuehnle Elementary *
  • Mueller Elementary
  • Schindewolf Intermediate
  • Vistas High School *
  • Zwink Elementary *

Lamar CISD

  • Arredondo Elementary
  • B.F. Terry High School
  • Frost Elementary *
  • George Ranch High School
  • Irma Dru Hutchinson Elementary *
  • Joe Hubenak Elementary *
  • Lamar Consolidated High School *
  • Lamar Junior High
  • McNeill Elementary
  • Pink Elementary
  • Ryan Middle School

Spring ISD

  • Beneke Elementary
  • McNabb Elementary
  • Roberson Middle School
  • Twin Creeks Middle School
  • Wunsche High School

South Texas

Harlingen CISD

  • Bonham Elementary
  • Dr. Cano Freshman Academy
  • Harlingen High School
  • Harlingen School of Health Professionals

Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD

  • Audie Murphy Middle School *
  • Clover Elementary
  • Drs. Reed & Mock Elementary
  • Kelly-Pharr Elementary
  • Kennedy Middle School
  • Longoria Elementary
  • Marcia R. Garcia Elementary *
  • PSJA Early Start Pre-K School
  • R. Yzaguirre Middle School *
  • Santos Livas Elementary
  • Sorensen Elementary
  • William Long Elementary

San Antonio

Judson ISD

  • Kitty Hawk Middle School
  • Paschall Elementary
  • Rolling Meadows Elementary
  • Woodlake Elementary

Southwest ISD

  • Bob Hope Elementary *
  • Kriewald Rd Elementary *
  • McNair Middle School
  • Scobee Middle School
  • Sky Harbour Elementary
  • Southwest Elementary