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Waco ISD is a finalist for the Holdsworth Center's District Leadership Program

The Holdsworth Center, a leadership institute for Texas public schools founded by H-E-B CEO and Chairman Charles Butt, has selected Waco ISD as one of 14 finalists for the second cohort of a five-year program focused on building a strong talent pipeline and leadership development system within each district.

"I believe that our selection as a finalist for The Holdsworth Center's second cohort recognizes that there is a dramatic transformation underway in Waco ISD," said Dr. A. Marcus Nelson, superintendent. "While we're pleased with the progress that has been made, we are not satisfied. Every student in Waco ISD deserves a great education regardless of the neighborhood where they live. Making that a reality will require us to continue honing our craft as educators and as leaders. That's why we're so excited about the possibility of participating in Holdsworth's programs for district and campus leaders."

A press release from The Holdsworth Center announcing the finalists and describing the leadership programs in greater detail can be found on their website.