A back-to-school special message for teachers from the Charles Butt Foundation

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Teachers, we can’t thank you enough…

Welcome back to the classroom and a new school year filled with endless possibilities! On behalf of the Charles Butt Foundation, we hope this letter finds you rested, rejuvenated, and eager to embark on another remarkable academic year.

Whether you are a seasoned educator returning to familiar faces and spaces or a new educator embarking on your year of “firsts,” your dedication to the 5.5 million Texas students sitting in classrooms across the state is inspiring. The impact you have on your students stretches far beyond the confines of the classroom, shaping their futures and the future of Texas.

As you prepare your classrooms, curriculum, and hearts for the year ahead, we hope you keep in mind the incredible impact you have on your students. You are not merely disseminating knowledge; you are igniting curiosity, fostering critical thinking, and nurturing a love for learning that will guide your students throughout their lives.

In closing, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for the vital role you play in shaping the future of Texas. The resilience, adaptability, and passion you bring to your classrooms are the bedrock upon which our communities thrive. 

Here’s to a year filled with inspiration, collaboration, and countless moments of growth.

Dr. Shari Albright
President, Charles Butt Foundation