The Burleson Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the BISD New Teacher Luncheon on Tuesday, August 11th at Burleson High School. A crowd of chamber and community members welcomed nearly 150 new teachers and professionals to our city and the school year, with 275 people in attendance at this annual Chamber event.
In his keynote presentation, Superintendent Bret Jimerson urged his newest employees to “be relevant,” recounting his personal journey as a less-than-enthusiastic student until he entered law school. Today, Dr. Jimerson holds multiple degrees, is still an avid learner and is a visionary leader of the Burleson school district.
Burleson Mayor Ken Shetter talked about the Burleson Opportunity Fund, encouraging teachers to count on the community and the city as their partners in education. “We want every student in Burleson to have the opportunity to attend college,” said Shetter. The Burleson Opportunity Fund was created to provide funding for students without financial means to attend college once they graduate from Burleson high schools.
Title Sponsor for the event was Texas Health Resources, representing Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South and Texas Health Neighborhood Care & Wellness Burleson.
“It is such an honor for the Chamber to host this event each year,” said Sherri Sechrist, Chamber president. “To see the room filled with new teachers who have chosen Burleson as the place where they will impact the lives of our students and our community’s future – it’s just inspiring. Our school district continues to attract the brightest and the best educators each year.”
Thank you to all of our Chamber Members who helped make this event possible!