Out of his own private resources, HEB chairman and CEO Charles Butt is making a $100 million donation to help create The Holdsworth Center in Austin, a training academy for public school administrators.
The academy will educate school administrators by providing training from national leadership experts and support current superintendents and principals. It will also aim to groom the next generation of education leaders in Texas.
Sixteen districts have been invited to apply for the center’s first classes, which begin in June. The application process will be open to all districts in the future, but the inaugural year will be exclusive to just six districts, chosen in March. The Holdsworth Center executives are seeking districts with a commitment to talent development and human capital, with a strong alignment of vision among top administrators.
The primary goal of the nonprofit school is to improve public education as a whole through well-trained leaders.