Contacts and Staff

Christina Aanenson, M.A. Early Childhoood Education

Position
K-2 Supervisor
Phone Number
952-988-4913

Christina has worked for Kids & Company since 2005.

Diane Arenson, MA

Position
Speech-Language Pathologist
Phone Number
952.988.4921

Diane Arenson received her B.A. from the University of Minnesota with a double major in Communication Disorders and Child Psychology. She earned her M.A. in Speech Pathology at the University of Iowa.

Lynette Arneson, AS, BS

Position
Technology Support Specialist
Phone Number
952.988.4890

Mrs. Lynette Arneson joined Tanglen Elementary in October 2008 as the Technology Support Paraprofessional. Lynette began working in Technology Support in 2004 at an elementary school in the Anoka-Hennepin School District.

Kevin Athmann, BS

Position
Grade 6 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4886

Kevin attended high school in Melrose, Minnesota, and is a 1989 graduate of Bemidji State University. After graduation he spent a year in Albert Lea, Minnesota, teaching 5th grade. Since the 1990 school year he has been a 6th grade teacher for the Hopkins School District.

Katy Batchelor, BBA

Position
RTI Paraprofessional

Katy graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison with a BBA in Finance, Investments, and Banking in 2006. She returned to school at Hamline University to pursue her Elementary Teaching License (K-6), which she received in 2011.

Lisa Becker, BA

Position
Gifted & Talented Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4888
Lisa Becker has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools since 1992, after she earned an Elementary Education degree from Augsburg College.

Donna Beyer

Position
Media Paraprofessional
Phone Number
952-988-4908
Donna Beyer has worked in the Tanglen Media Center since 2002.

Hannah Boettger, BA

Position
Stepping Stones Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4879

Hannah Boettger is in her second year as a preschool teacher at Tanglen Elementary's Stepping Stones classroom. She earned her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Iowa State University, and she enjoys working with children of all ages.

Pam Bonham, BA, MA, EBD endorsement

Position
Grade 3 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4882

Pam Bonham has been at Tanglen since 2000. In addition to her current 3rd grade assignment, she has taught in the EBD compass program as well as the Learning Center.

Abby Bracke, BA, MS

Position
School Counselor
Phone Number
952.988.4919
Abby Bracke has been working at Tanglen Elementary as the school counselor since 2001. She earned her BA in Psychology from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.
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Megan Brazeau, BS & MA

Position
Title I Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4900
Megan Brazeau received her BS in Elementary Education from Washington State University, along with an endorsement in Special Education.

Renee Canales, M.Ed.

Position
Art Educator
Phone Number
952.988.4920

Renee Canales earned her master's degree in art education from the University of Minnesota in 2012. She has held art education positions through the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board as well as Savage/Prior Lake public schools.

Angel Clark, BA

Position
Music Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4838
Angel Clark received her Bachelor of Music Degree from Cornell College with a double major in Music and Education. 

Carlos Connell-Torres, BA, M.Ed.

Position
ELL Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4889

Carlos Connell-Torres acquired a B.A. from the University of St. Thomas and M.Ed. from the University of Minnesota, with concentrations in English, Linguistics, Spanish, and Biology.

David Conrad

Position
Orchestra Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4773

Marsha Courtnage, BA

Position
Special Education Paraprofessional
Phone Number
952.988.4900
Marsha graduated from Hopkins High School, and then she attended the University of Minnesota and received her BA.

Stephanie Deehr, BS

Position
Grade 5 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4887

Stephanie graduated with a BS in Elementary Education from St. Cloud State University.

Janie Driver, BA

Position
First Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952-988-4878

Janie received her BA degree in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Communications, Arts, and Literature from the College of Saint Benedict.

Nikki Ehrenberg, BA, MSW, LGSW

Position
School Social Worker
Phone Number
952.988.5068
Nikki has been a school social worker with the Hopkins Public Schools since 2013. Prior to coming to Hopkins, Nikki interned in other Twin Cities elementary schools as a school social worker.
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Lynn Erstad, BS, MS

Position
Kindergarten Teacher, Full Day
Phone Number
952.988.4924
Lynn Erstad has been teaching kindergarten in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2006. She received her B.S. in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood Minor from MN State University in Mankato and her Masters in Education from the College of St. Scholastica.

Harald Faber, Ed.D.

Position
Special Education Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4872

Harald has been in the Hopkins Public Schools 2002. Prior to arriving at Hopkins, Harald worked as a special education teacher in the Osseo School District. He currently works in the Tanglen Learning Center for students with special needs.

Alex Fisher, M.A.

Position
ELL Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4873

Alex Fisher is a licensed ESL and Spanish teacher.

Danielle Hackney, B.S.

Position
Special Education Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4895

Danielle Hackney graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire and has been teaching in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2011.

Jill Heath, M.Ed.

Position
Grade 1 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4877

Jill Heath has been teaching 1st grade at Tanglen Elementary since 1991. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Gustavus Adolphus and then later received a Master's Degree in Education from Mankato State University.

Bonnie Hild, BA and MA

Position
Literacy Coach
Phone Number
952.988.4055
Bonnie Hild has been with Hopkins Public Schools since 1988. At Tanglen, Bonnie is a literacy coach and coordinates the Response to Intervention program.

Sharon Holle

Position
Secretary
Phone Number
952.988.4903
Sharon Holle has been working in the Tanglen Elementary School office since 2002. Sharon is also a graduate of the Hopkins Public Schools.

Randy Klauk, BA, MS in Library Media Education

Position
Media Specialist
Phone Number
952.988.4909

Randy Klauk has been the Library Media Specialist at Tanglen Elementary since 2004.

Steve Knaus, M.Ed.

Position
Grade 6 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4935

Steve received his BS in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls in 1989. He began his Hopkins Public Schools teaching career in 1991, teaching grade 5/6 at Glen Lake Elementary.

Genevieve Kofski, BS

Position
Kindergarten Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4923
Genny graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. She taught in the Minneapolis School District for six years and has worked in the Hopkins School District since 1989. Genny has been a kindergarten teacher at Tanglen since 2004.

Bridget Korener, B.S. in Child Psychology

Position
K-2 Activity Assistant
Phone Number
952-988-4913

Bridget has worked for Kids & Company since 2007.

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School Hours

Grades K–6
8:58–3:30

Office Hours
7:30–4:30

Kids & Company

952.988.4913

Principal
Jim Hebeisen, Ed. D.