Voices on teaching: From catching criminals to captivating young minds

Disclaimer: This initiative initially was launched and coordinated by the Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation, which in 2022 merged with and became the Charles Butt Foundation.

Clarence Washington used to be in law enforcement. But then a friend asked him: “You’re catching people right now, but what if you went and tried to prevent it in the first place?”

Now a teacher and coach at Key Middle School in Houston ISD, Clarence is a role model and advocate for his students.