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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 is proud to recognize everyday heroes who make their communities special. Check out some of our other Whataburger Hometown Heroes here.

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