American Graduate Champion: Chris Gardner

KLRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that have been submitted by the community.


Today’s champion is Chris Gardner! Chris Gardner is a teacher in Kyle, Texas. Gardner is always teaching – whether he’s in the classroom or outside it. “He is a champion because he is one of the best teachers that the school has to offer,” his nomination form said. “He is wonderful at enhancing this area’s youth through education and is consistently recognized as one of the most impactful teachers on campus.”

Do you know someone in our community who is working to improve high school success for students throughout Central Texas? Recognize them as an American Graduate Champion! American Graduate Champions can be students who work as mentors, business leaders who serve as role models, school officials making changes to better the system, parent activists, and even struggling students who are overcoming obstacles in order to graduate.