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A lesson in kindness earns the first-ever Whatateacher Award

For the first ever Whatateacher Award, we wanted to honor someone who is truly making a difference in the classroom.

Fifth-grade teacher Amber Galvan is doing just that.

Galvan – inspired by Whataburger’s challenge to teach social and emotional skills – created a one-of-a-kind lesson plan for her students at Specht Elementary in the Comal Independent School District, in New Braunfels, Texas.

Galvan was this year’s Comal ISD nominee in a new category for the applicants of the Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching Award. This involved submitting a lesson plan that focuses on teaching students social and emotional skills using Whataburger’s core values of Pride, Care and Love.

Everyone got a sweet taste of her victory with cookies for the entire school, and Galvan's grade-level planning team all got teacher-survival kits to get them through the last few weeks of the semester. Her class loaded up on Whataburger snacks and swag, while Galvan received a one-of-a-kind Whataburger for a Year gift basket that included a Whataburger phone charger and branded school supplies.

Read what Comal ISD had to say about Galvan here. You can also download a copy of her award-winning lesson below.

Join us in celebrating Amber Galvan, a Hometown Hero!



Whataburger has focused on its fresh, made-to-order burgers and friendly customer service since 1950 when Harmon Dobson opened the first Whataburger as a small roadside burger stand in Corpus Christi, Texas. Today, the company is headquartered in San Antonio with more than 900 locations across its 14-state footprint and sales of more than $3 billion annually. Whataburger is a 2022 Top Workplaces winner. The brand has more than 50,000 Family Members (employees) and more than 60 million customers who like to customize their Whataburgers just like they like it. Visit whataburger.com for more information. To apply for Whataburger jobs, visit whataburger.com/careers.

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