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Staff Spotlight: Brenda Hackensmith

At Austin Public Schools, our mission is to inspire, empower, and accelerate every one of our learners, and we know that the only way for us to reach this goal is through the efforts of all our incredibly hard-working staff.  

In this week’s Staff Spotlight, we’re highlighting Neveln Elementary School Grade 3 teacher Brenda Hackensmith.

"Brenda is an excellent educator who truly cares for her students. She acknowledges [their] positive characteristics and works to challenge [them] in the classroom. Thank you, Brenda!"


If you’d like to nominate an outstanding Austin Public Schools staff member for our weekly Staff Spotlight, please take a moment to fill out the form at  It only takes a minute and can truly make someone’s day.  Thanks!