Hippo Nation Human Capital Courant

Serve. Lead. Empower.

Volume IV

The Vision & Mission of our work

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

Mission Statement: Hippo Nation inspires excellence in academics, character, and community!

Department Spotlight!


We see you and thank you for EVERYTHING YOU ARE DOING!! The Ms. Scotts are awesome!! Thank you Mrs. Torres for your leadership! Welcome to our new Registrars and thank you for ALL you do!

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

Student Observers and Student Teachers GROW #HippoNation

Our first Student Observer Spotlight was posted on our Twitter and Facebook @HuttoISDHR! We are honored to have Ms. Reynolds with us in #HippoNation as a Paraprofessional at HMS AND an a future Bilingual Teacher observing at RES! We are so proud of you!
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We want to say a big Texas-sized thank you to teachers with a 15% off in-store coupon* on school and office supplies!

Whether you teach online or in a classroom:

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Educators! Sign Up to be a Cooperating Teacher!


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.

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!

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)

*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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