2022 Scholar Symposium Recap


At the Charles Butt Foundation, we believe every child deserves access to a high-quality public school to pursue and reach their full potential. Our scholarship for aspiring teachers was developed with this purpose in mind — to support aspiring educators through learning opportunities facilitated by data-informed research, preparing them for the students they will serve.

The Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers provides financial and professional support to aspiring Texas teachers. We invite all current and former scholarship recipients to an annual symposium for the opportunity to network and experience shared learning.

The 2022 Scholar Symposium took place in San Antonio on June 10-12. Each year, we develop a unique theme for the pair of events with consideration of what’s on educators’ hearts and minds. Read about this year’s theme — United by Purpose — in our blog post.

Produced & edited by Anne Bannister; cinematography by Anne Bannister & Brian Diggs

Our 4th annual Charles Butt Scholars Symposium brought together 236 current and former scholarship recipients from 12 partner universities around Texas; two keynote speakers, Shanna Peeples and San Antonio ISD Superintendent, Dr. Jaime Aquino; and two days’ worth of knowledgeable breakout presenters.

The weekend was filled with opportunities for these aspiring and current teachers to connect, build community, and learn from our presenters and each other.  


After two years of virtual conference, we were thrilled to invite Charles Butt Scholars and Alumni to join us in-person. It was powerful to witness so many future and in-service teachers full of enthusiasm for students and education all in one place.

We never get tired of talking with and hearing from our Charles Butt Scholars about why they are passionate about the teaching profession. Texas public school students deserve teachers like them. The future is full of possibilities with these incredible Scholars.


Scholars spend time together in the “Self Care” breakout room.

The Charles Butt Scholarship team is already hard at work planning next year’s symposium. Look out for a survey asking for your preference on dates and inviting you to share any ideas you all have for content and keynotes. You can also always email raisingtxteachers@charlesbuttfdn.org if you have any ideas! 

We are thankful to all 2022 Symposium attendees. It was a pleasure and a privilege to spend time with all of you. We look forward to the 2023 Symposium!