Previously Funded Programs

The Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports programmatic initiatives structured to identify, pilot, and scale systemic improvements in public education.

* Raise Your Hand Texas sponsors principals for training at the Harvard Graduate School of Education Principals’ Center. All other programs are funded by the Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation.

Million dollars invested since 2008


Principals served in 2015


Programs Contact:

Cody Huie

Director of Leadership Development
(512) 617-2135


The Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation has provided millions of dollars in grants to education organizations that are reinventing public education by developing strong principals, aspiring school leaders, and master teachers.

E3 Alliance

As part of our commitment to developing campus leaders in the state of Texas, the Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation is offering executive coaching opportunities to Central Texas principals, in partnership with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) and E3 Alliance. The coaching utilizes the E3 Alliance-powered RAISEup Texas program.


Relay Graduate School of Education

The Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation is partnering with the Relay Graduate School of Education in Houston to administer a competency-based program in Texas that provides graduate-level classes to certified teachers, and certification for teaching residents and novice teachers.


Teaching Trust

The Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation helps develop talented educators into transformational school leaders by partnering with New Leaders. New Leaders is a national nonprofit that collaborates with districts, charter management organizations, and states to foster the conditions that enable highly effective school leaders to drive student results


New Leaders

The Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation helps develop talented educators into transformational school leaders by partnering with New Leaders in Arlington ISD.


2017 Raise Your Hand Texas Symposium

One of the most exciting times of the year here at Raise Your Hand is during the annual leadership symposium. Months of meticulous preparation and setup unfold into three days of fellowship, presentations, break-out sessions, and dialogue on all things public education, with local, state, national, and global emphasis. The symposium inspires alumni attendees to broaden their scope of influence beyond your campus and to push their thinking and practice beyond its current state.

Previously Funded Programs

Rice Education Entrepreneurship Program (REEP) Business Fellowship

Raise Your Hand provided a grant for principals to attend this one-year business training program for K-12 educators in the Houston area wanting to apply business theories to public school settings. Graduates complete the program well-versed in the business, innovation, organization, and financial management tools they need to develop hands-on solutions to affect powerful change.


Data Wise

Raise Your Hand partnered with the Lubbock Independent School District (LISD) for three years (2012-2015) to implement a data-driven process improvement initiative. Raise Your Hand provided support by sponsoring visits by the campus leadership teams of 13 LISD schools to Harvard University to participate in the Data Wise Improvement Process summer training institutes. During the following school year, the leaders received on-site campus support from Harvard University fellows.


International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE)

Raise Your Hand partnered with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) from 2013-2015 to design a leadership coaching program to support school leaders in organizational leadership, instructional leadership, and teaching.

All of my schooling experience has never given me the opportunity to view things from a business model or perspective. REEP really has redesigned the way I think about education and how we do schooling.
Dr. Bryan Williams, REEP alum
Principal, Spring Branch Middle School - Spring Branch ISD
It’s like, when you go away and you work on yourself and you have this really major experience. How do you make sure you hold on to that feeling, so that you can keep reminding yourself of the purpose and the great structure you learned, so you can benefit thousands of kids from what you worked on for yourself?
Susan Cleveland, Harvard Leadership Program alum
Principal, Boerne Middle School - South Boerne ISD
I have recommended REEP to several principals. It makes you rethink strategies. It’s all about being opened up to other ways of doing things, because you can get in a rut. It’s invigorating and gives you a chance to go out and try some new things.
Sarah Harty, REEP alum
Principal, Cypress Lakes High School - Cy-Fair ISD