Catherine Brandt » Meet Mrs. Brandt

Meet Mrs. Brandt

I am truly honored to have the opportunity to be a part of the Highland Park community and Hyer Elementary family.  I am looking forward to working with students, colleagues, and parents as we embark on a new school year.   


I am a Hyer graduate and a HPISD class of 2000 graduate.  I went to Stephen F. Austin State University, where I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education.  I previously taught preschool for three years and was a substitute teacher at Hyer.  Then five years ago I started as the 1st grade Instructional Assistant and then moved to be the Kindergarten Instructional Assistant, where I spent time as a kindergarten teacher for the beginning of the year and then moved to teach the Fundamentals class.  For the 2019-2020 I worked with the wonderful kindergartners again, until 2 weeks before Spring Break where I moved to take over a 3rd grade class for the remainder of the year.  Then last year I taught 3rd grade.  Now, as I start my 7th year, I will be teaching kindergarten and I am looking forward to a great year. 


I have two children who both went to Hyer and they loved being a Husky but have now moved on to HPMS, where they are 8th and 9th graders.  I spend most of my weekends at some sports field, Friday night fooball games watching my daughter play in the band and enjoy hanging out with my family.