Welcome to the second installment of our Q&A with Charles Butt Scholar alumni in their first years as Texas teachers.
Following an unprecedented year of challenges from a global pandemic to racially-motivated violence, to a devastating winter storm and statewide energy crisis, these new teachers braved it all with grace and compassion.
In their end-of-the-school-year reflections, you’ll notice a common refrain that the practice most critical to their success was building meaningful relationships with students, families, and fellow teachers. You’ll also note self-care strategies, tips on leveraging technology, and lessons in embracing the support of a team.
Explore these Q&As for an honest look at what it’s like to be a new teacher. The stories, struggles, and triumphs of Texas public school teachers, and the students and families they impact should give us all great hope for the future of public education in Texas.