Hippo Nation Human Capital Courant

Serve. Lead. Empower.

Volume VI

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Mission Statement:

Hippo Nation inspires excellence in academics, character, and community!

Vision Statement:

Hutto ISD aspires to be the premier choice in education through innovation, leadership, and diversity.

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Department Spotlight!


This CREW IS AMAZING!!!!! We are so thankful for the work you do to lead #HippoNation through construction changes, grounds, custodial needs, and updates to our facilities while always being quick to reach and helpful to respond. Check this team out on Twitter @HippoHardhat

**Kudos & Congrats on your Department Spotlight!**

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Employees #GROWwithUS in #HippoNation

Our Twitter and Facebook @HuttoISDHR are full of new employee spotlights and promotions! We have been honored to have our new employees join! Welcome to #HippoNation!

Here is one of our new employees that we are honored to have! Welcome Claudia Rosales and all new employees in #HippoNation! We are #BetterTogether

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Have you been promoted since you joined Hippo Nation? We want to give you a Promotion Spotlight on social media! Email me if you or someone you know has been promoted! You/They deserve to be highlighted!

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Whether you teach online or in a classroom:

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Offer valid in-store now thru 9/1

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Educators: Sign Up to be a Cooperating Teacher! LAST CALL for the YEAR!


We have had SUCH a great response! Thank you! We will not be able to have everyone connected to a student teacher or observer, but WOW! What an amazing testament to our work, that so many want to help support and encourage the next generation of educators. THANK YOU!

Please complete the following form if you are interested in being a Cooperating Teacher for Hutto ISD student teachers and teachers that need observation hours. Once your name is here, we will keep you in our pool for when we need Cooperating Teachers. If you currently are or want to be a Cooperating Teacher, please complete the form.

Cooperating Teacher Google Form

Thank you for your time and dedication to the future of education.

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Director of Human Capital

What does this position do for Hippo Nation? Serve. Lead. Empower.

Extension 1077 in Hippo Nation connects you directly to me!

- Dr. Almquist (@servingkids)

I graduated with my undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University, College Station (WH08P!) where I then started my teaching career. I attended Texas State University (all classes were at the Round Rock, Texas campus) 2 nights a week for two years, as a teacher, to complete my masters in Educational Leadership. While being a principal and director, I completed my doctorate of Educational Leadership & Policy from the Cooperative Superintendency Program (CSP) at The University of Texas - Austin in two years. I have two children, 2 and 3 years of age, who go to the Little Hippo and Hippo Hand in Hand programs here in #HippoNation. My husband, Cody Almquist, is a proud Hippo alum and we are honored to give back to a district that gave so much to him.

*Your passion, attitude, and touch change eternity.*

What is "Human Capital?"

Human Capital is the people of Hippo Nation and all that each of you bring to enhance the work within this district. According to the Oxford Dictionary it is "the skills, knowledge, and experience possessed by an individual or population, viewed in terms of their value or cost to an organization or country."

What is a "Courant?"

The word courant is an older word which means newspaper! This is our 2020 courant!

Courant also means running according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Hippos run. We run to ensure that our students are getting the very best that they deserve and need. We run to ensure that the spirit of the River Horse never dies. If you didn't know, River Horse means Hippo; It is the literal English translation of the Greek word Hippopotamus!

Our Courant will be composed of topics that relate to career pathways, growing us as individuals, and other topics that relate to the human capital component of our work.

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