Hippo Nation Human Capital Courant

Serve. Lead. Empower.

Volume IX

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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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With over 15 years combined school payroll experience, Mrs. Sharon Bunge & Mrs. Elizabeth Polasek are AMAZING!!

We are HONORED to have these wonderful ladies and appreciate you both more than words can share!
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Apply for Financial Aid | Federal Student Aid: No cost to you to see what you qualify for!




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Department Spotlight!

Kudos to my fellow Hutto ISD's Human Resources team!

From Curbside HR services to support through life's tough circumstances, you assist staff well; Thank you for all you each do!

**Kudos & Congrats on your Spotlight!**

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Concordia University Texas Offering Master’s programs for Teachers!

Concordia University Texas is continuing to offer our Master’s programs for your teachers. Despite recent challenges in the K-12 community due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are still receiving interest from teachers who want to focus on furthering their education.

In the past, we have sent notifications to your school directly, but due to concerns with COVID, we felt a simple e-mail notification would be more health and safety conscious. Would you be willing to forward the information below to the teachers in your building?

I look forward to hearing from you.


Online Information Meetings:
- Tuesday, September 22nd at 4:00pm

- Wednesday, September 23rd at 3:30pm

- Thursday, September 24th at 4:00pm

Online session via Zoom

Additional online meetings are available! Please visit our information meeting page for more options.

Master's Programs Offered
- MEd in Educational Administration w/Principal as an Instructional Leader

- MEd in Instructional Leadership (non-endorsement)

- MEd In Educational Technology and Innovation

- MEd in Culturally Responsive Special Education

- MEd in Advanced Literacy Instruction w/Reading Certification

- MEd in Coaching & Sports Administration

To RSVP or for more information, please call (512) 717-0026 or email at mbowman@graduateprogram.org

REMEMBER TO RSVP to an information session or reach out to me personally. Whichever you prefer J

Megan Bowman

Graduate Information Specialist

K-12 Teachers Alliance

Concordia University Texas

Phone: 512-717-0026

Fax: 800-504-7618

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Hope, is the light in all of us that cannot be extinguished. - University of Phoenix - :30

Have a Bachelors and want to get an Alternate Certificate to teach?

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Working on your Masters or Doctorate and need assistance with Formatting of your Thesis/Dissertation/Treatise?

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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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Above is one of our new employees in #HippoNation! We're SO glad you're with us! We are honored to hear we were vetted and we chose each other!

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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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