Hippo Nation Human Capital Courant

Serve. Lead. Empower.

Volume XIX

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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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OUR AMAZING CROSSING GUARDS ROCK!! Give it up for this week's spotlight on our awesome team!!

PS A Shoutout to Larry, my son is your biggest fan! EVERY MORNING: "I need to say haylow to Larryyy!!!" What you each do everyday matters. You make my 2 year olds morning EVERY DAY. Thank you for ALL you do.

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Thank you for all you do and congratulations on your Department Spotlight; We appreciate you more than words can share!

Welcome to our new hires! We're so honored to have you; Thank you for being in #HipponNation!

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"Kudos to our new custodian at Kerley Elementary, Maria Perez. She received thank you hearts for cleanliness from Ms. Stokes' class. We love having her here." - Brenda Emestica, KES Lead Custodian

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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)

Here is my bio!

*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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UTRGV Graduate College continues to make your graduate journey more possible than ever before:

  • Graduate in less than 1 year
  • No GRE/GMAT Requirements*
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  • $0 Application Fee for most programs
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  • TEACH Grant Eligible programs***


Your partner in graduate education,

UTRGV Graduate College

Email: Gradcentral@utrgv.edu

Phone: 1-833-887-4842

Text: 956-446-0116

*We are temporarily waiving the GRE and GMAT test score requirements for most graduate programs. Visit our Admissions Accommodations page for the latest information.

**$1,000 Scholarship for newly admitted graduate students in accelerated online program. While funds last. https://www.utrgv.edu/graduate/funding/aop-deans-scholarship/index.htm

***Learn more about TEACH Grant eligibility Info: https://www.utrgv.edu/ucentral/paying-for-college/financial-aid/grants/index.htm


We are so honored to receive interest from your district's professionals and are glad to provide them with the accredited, respected, and convenient opportunities they deserve.

Thank you!

Kayla Ford

Graduate Information Specialist

K-12 Teachers Alliance

Concordia University Texas

Phone: 512-717-0026

Fax: 800-504-7618

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