About Before the Bell


Welcome to Before the Bell, an community for active and retired Texas educators. Created by the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA), our community strives to bring resources to active teachers and create fellowship among current public school personnel and retirees. Together, the employees and retirees of our great public school system in Texas can learn from each other to benefit what we love the most: our students! We value the legacy of public education and support one another through the challenges and joys of teaching.

Our Offerings

We feature original and borrowed content that provides helpful information to active educators and insights from former teachers.

Our Mission

To create a community where both active and retired Texas public educators can come together to share ideas and insights that benefit both the teaching environment and the students we impact.