Our parent organization is the Travis Institute of Educational Policy. The Travis Institute’s mission is very straight forward: improve the education of all Texas students and empower teachers with support, education, and guidance.

Some people ask how are we going to support teachers? Well, this is the first in a long list of ways we provide support. We want to assist you in finding resources that will help you survive this thing called life. If it is discounts at retailers or a starting point to find better insurance, or to make that final decision on a car, we’re here for you. This page was created so we can highlight businesses that are doing something to help teachers.

Check back often as we will add more businesses as they come up. We have tried to keep it from being a regional list. It is our hope that this will help keep you where you belong, in the classroom shaping the lives of students for years to come!


Barnes and Noble: gives a 20% discount

The Container Store: Teacher discount program

Half Price Books: Educator discount program.

Vineyard Vines: 15% discount off full price items.

Micheal’s: 20% off entire purchase

iCode Southlake: Take 5% off one class or 10% off 2 classes. 



Justin Hommel, US Health 
Email: justin.hommel@ushadvisors.com   

Auto, Home
Bart Floerke, Farmer’s Insurance: 5% discount on Home and Auto
1605 US Highway 181
Portland, TX 78374

Professional Liability, Auto, Home and Health
Matt Tjelmeland
Watkins Insurance Group



General Motors: Best Educator Discount   

Ford Motors: S1000 off