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Brittany Swanson Named New Associate Superintendent of Instruction and Innovation

On Oct. 26, the Hutto ISD Board of Trustees and Superintendent Dr. Raúl Peña announced Brittany Swanson as the new Associate Superintendent of Instruction and Innovation. 

Swanson’s journey in education is marked by her unwavering commitment to student success and her ability to lead schools and teams with vision and integrity. As the Chief of Staff at the Office of Operations at the Texas Education Agency (TEA), she has honed her skills in strategic planning, project management, and executive leadership, ensuring that initiatives are executed flawlessly and objectives are met with precision.

Her tenure as the Principal of Mount Auburn STEAM Academy in Dallas saw the school soar from a TEA rating of 74 to an impressive 89, a testament to her ability to turn around educational institutions through strategic staffing, fostering a culture of excellence, and implementing high-quality instructional materials. She is known for having a knack for creating environments where both students and teachers thrive, and this is evident in the positive climate and increased enrollment under her leadership.

Swanson's role as an Instructional Lead Coach in Dallas ISD saw her spearheading efforts to enhance literacy instruction, providing targeted coaching, and supporting campus leadership teams in their quest for academic excellence. Her ability to analyze data, identify areas needing improvement, and implement effective strategies has consistently resulted in improved student performance and teacher effectiveness.

Swanson’s leadership style is inclusive, innovative, and forward-thinking. She understands the importance of community engagement and has a proven track record of building strong partnerships with parents, teachers, and community members. Her dedication to fostering a positive and collaborative learning environment aligns perfectly with Hutto ISD’s values and vision for the future.

Brittany Swanson


"As educators, we have the best job in the world: making school great for kids! I'm excited to join the team of dedicated educators in Hutto to continue the tradition of success for students. I am honored by the opportunity to continue to grow along with Hutto and ensure that our public schools are the model for excellence in Central Texas."

-Brittany Swanson,
Associate Superintendent of Instruction
& Innovation 


Swanson is wife to Sam and mom to three school-aged children. When not supporting school leaders and staff, you'll find her scrambling to a basketball gym or soccer field somewhere to cheer on one of her three children.

“Brittany Swanson is a leader who is deeply committed to ensuring that every student receives a quality education. She brings with her a wealth of experience, a proven track record of success, and a passion for innovation and excellence. I am confident that she will be a valuable asset to Hutto ISD, guiding our district to new heights of academic achievement and innovation,” said Dr. Peña.