Hopkins selects director of community education and engagement

Alex Fisher is returning to Hopkins Public Schools to be the next director of community education.
May 02, 2019
Alex Fisher

Hopkins Public Schools is proud to announce that Alex Fisher will be the next director of community education and community engagement for Hopkins Public Schools.

Fisher is an authentically inclusive leader with a strong desire to serve the Hopkins Public Schools community. He has worked with K-12 students, adult learners, and families for nearly 25 years in Minnesota, Washington, and California.

"Hopkins is thrilled to welcome Mr. Fisher to our student-centered district," said Dr. Rhoda Mhiripiri-Reed, superintendent of Hopkins Public Schools. "Mr. Fisher brings many wonderful skills and qualities including instructional expertise, a student focus, a commitment to equity, and creative problem-solving approaches to community education and engagement. This is an exciting time for Hopkins!"

Fisher most recently served as the manager of Adult Basic Education for Roseville Area Schools, a position he held for two years. Prior to Roseville, he worked for Hopkins Public Schools for nine years in multiple roles. He was an English Language Learners teacher for Alice Smith Elementary, Tanglen Elementary and Hopkins High School. Fisher launched the "Yes You Can!" college-readiness program, was a culturally responsive classroom coach and staff development chair, developed an equity and anti-racism program for student leaders, and served as a member of the District Equity Leadership Team. He is passionate about Hopkins and eager to be part of Vision 2031.

"I am so excited to return to Hopkins to engage families and communities in creating an inclusive and truly world-class community education," said Fisher.

Fisher has a bachelor's degree in Spanish and psychology from the University of Minnesota, and a master's in education from the University of San Francisco. He also has a principal and community education licensure. He is fluent in Spanish and has participated in study abroad and teaching abroad experiences in Costa Rica, Argentina, and Spain.

Fisher is a dedicated husband, father of three, and happy dog owner. He enjoys running, baking, biking, and playing the guitar. His position will begin on July 1, 2019, the start of the contract year.

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