Hutto Education Foundation Welcomes Claudia Cardwell as Director
The Hutto Education Foundation will soon welcome a new director, as Claudia Cardwell will assume the position on September 8. Mrs. Cardwell will take over for Lizzy Samples, who moves into the full-time role of Director of Community Education for Hutto ISD.
"Joining HEF is such an exciting opportunity. Hippo Nation's focus on continually becoming a stronger, more diverse team makes it an incredible place to work," said Mrs. Cardwell. "This position is a natural fit and allows me to use my experience with non-profits to help connect teachers with funding for their classrooms. I look forward to building new relationships and becoming an active member of this amazing community."
Mrs. Cardwell most recently was the Director of Day School Ministries for Immanuel Lutheran Day School in Pflugerville, holding that position since 2015. Prior to that, she was the Campaign Development Director from 2011 to 2015 for America's Charities. She served from 2005 to 2011 as the Project and Service Coordinator for DFI Resources, coordinating and leading more than 10 events a year for the Dell family.
"On behalf of the HEF Board, we are thrilled that Claudia is joining us," said HEF Board President Terrie Doggett. "She is going to bring a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to HEF, and I am confident that she will continue to build on the great successes that Lizzy had. Claudia is known for her passion and joy, and we are excited to see those things up close!"
Mrs. Cardwell is a graduate of Texas Tech University with degrees in Marketing and Management. She has been married to her husband, Brandon, for 13 years. The Cardwells have three girls - Quinn (10), Everly (7), and Cora (5). Mrs. Cardwell says her other favorite job is being their chauffeur - getting them to their soccer, football and basketball activities. She said she is happiest when spending time with her family and friends. In her free time, she enjoys playing volleyball, saltwater fishing, hiking, and camping.
"Born and raised just down the road in Pflugerville, I have watched Hutto grow year after year. As the city continues to change, Hippo pride has never wavered. This is the 'come-together' feeling that makes Hutto so great!" said Mrs. Cardwell.