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Inspiring the Future
Every child deserves a teacher who recognizes their unique potential and unlocks a passion for learning. Parents depend on teachers to prepare their children for a lifetime of opportunity, and we all depend on teachers to prepare our country’s next generation for the future. We expect a lot from teachers. In turn, teachers deserve our respect and support.

Teachers inspire us, and they inspire their students.

At the Walton Family Foundation, we believe that the people closest to a challenge often have the most insightful and thoughtful solutions. This belief is why we honor and lift up teachers and teaching, and why we celebrate ideas that put educators in charge of critical decisions about their classrooms, schools and profession.

Teachers Inspire is a series of stories that highlights the talented professionals who are inspiring students across the U.S.
Christine Patterson September 12, 2018
In the first of three articles, we recognize excellence in teachers preparing their students for a future of opportunity.
A teacher and mentor share how Houston's Teaching Excellence is changing the city's classrooms
Christine Patterson September 11, 2017
With schools back in session across the country, we asked teachers to reflect on the most important aspects of their jobs
For educators, a career in the classroom provides the best way to create opportunity for kids
On the first day back at school, teachers – like students – feel sense of expectation and opportunity
Manda Kelley helped found Two Rivers Public Charter School. Now she is one of its teachers
Every teacher deserves the support, decision-making power and an environment that helps them to do their best for all students.
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