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Charles Butt Scholar Spotlight

This series highlights the journeys of Charles Butt Scholars to the teaching profession, including challenges they have overcome and key influencers in their life that inspired them to pursue teaching.

Voices on Teaching

Our Voices on Teaching series features diverse perspectives about the importance of the teaching profession and personal stories about teachers who helped give rise to the future.

Evin Eiteljorge

A chemist redefines success

Mark Jones

First Grade Lessons that Last a Lifetime

John B. King Jr.

“The thing that saved me was school.”

Clarence Washington

From catching criminals to captivating young minds

Christine Lowak

Teaching: a family legacy

Erika Carter

Answering the call

John Friedman

Impacting student trajectories

Michael Bonner

Unlocking a world of potential in every child

Carly Gilson

A teacher’s small gesture that changed a life

Pamela Powell

Classroom confidence is contagious

Dr. Mark Henry

Good teachers live forever

Christie Smith

Teaching – In It For The Outcome

John Merrow

Each one of us is where we are thanks to a teacher

Linda Ascencio

Building trust makes a lasting connection

Gilberto Lara

Seeing potential in all students

Shea Culpepper

Preparing students for a future that doesn’t yet exist

Rick Rodriguez

“You saved my life” — Appreciation like no other profession

Khiandra Woods

The teacher who treated students like family

Meet the Charles Butt Scholars

Over 200 impressive and diverse students from across the state have been awarded the Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers. These are their stories.