Former NFL Center Matt Birk Was Guest Speaker at Texas Panhandle Educators Convention


AMARILLO, TX – Former Baltimore Ravens starting center and Super Bowl Winner Matt Birk was guest speaker at EdCon16, Texas Panhandle Educators Convention on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. The event took place at the Amarillo Civic Center, 401 S Buchanan St, Amarillo, TX 79101. Source: Amarillo Globe-News

Birk was one of two guest speakers at the event along with former EdCon 2015 National Teacher of the Year, Shanna Peeples. According to the Amarillo Globe-News article, both Birk and Peeples spoke about how important teaching is to instilling positive values in the community’s children.

“Schools are a promise society makes to its future,” Peeples said. “Our democracy is only as strong as our teachers.”

Matt Birk is a former NFL center. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round of the 1998 NFL Draft, and later played for the Baltimore Ravens. established the HIKE Foundation in 2002, which seeks to “impact the lives of at-risk children by providing interactive programs and resources needed to guide a child through the key educational transitions between elementary, middle, high school and college. Birk received the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 2011 for his commitment to improving literacy among at-risk youth. Birk is a pro-life activist. He is also a practicing Catholic and father of seven.

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