After high school, Steven joined the Navy as a researcher — then he wanted to pursue a career through which he could impact his local community. Growing up, Mariela experienced a lack of bilingual classrooms — then she made it her mission to provide that support to young students. Meanwhile, others credit their former teachers as their inspiration for choosing the teaching profession.
Now in its second year, the Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers has over 200 recipients, including more than 100 Scholars from our 2019-20 cohort. Check out their bios to learn about their journeys, what they’ve overcome, what inspires them, and why they will be amazing Texas teachers.