Brian Pennartz, a principal at Bob Hope Elementary in Southwest ISD in South San Antonio, describes his first year on the job as simply “learning the ropes.” Watch the video below to find out how Brian’s leadership blossomed over the years, fueled by his district’s partnership with The Holdsworth Center.

Founded by Charles Butt in January 2017, The Holdsworth Center partners with Texas public school districts to cultivate a pipeline of outstanding leaders so that teachers thrive and students excel in every classroom. The Center works with partner districts for five years and makes a deep investment in leaders at both the district and campus levels. For more information, visit

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