Daniel Breeden Elementary School

Breeden Elementary School, opened in August 2012, is named for Daniel Breeden, the longest serving principal of Hanna High School. Breeden’s career with Brownsville ISD began in 1957 as a math and social studies teacher at Cummings Junior High School. He went on to serve as associate principal at Brownsville High School under the late Dr. Arnulfo Oliveira. In 1974, Breeden became principal of the newly named Hanna High School. He remained at Hanna until his retirement in 1986 after completing 29 years of service to the district. Breeden was known and respected by thousands of former students and colleagues as an outstanding educator as well as a man of patience, understanding and consideration. Dolores C. Emerson served as the first principal of Breeden Elementary.