Contacts and Staff

Michelle Stanford, BA

Position
Special Education Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4248
Michelle Stanford began at Hopkins as a Special Education paraprofessional at Alice Smith Elementary for about 5 years. She then spent 10 years teaching at Hopkins North Jr. High.

Christopher Tangert, MS

Position
Physical Education Teacher

Chris Tangert has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2015.  Chris has his Master's Degree from the University of Minnesota and graduated from Hopkins High School in 2002.

Keely Taylor, B.S.

Position
Special Education Teacher

Keely received her degree in special education from Minnesota State University Mankato. This is Keely's second year teaching in the Hopkins Public Schools.

Marilyn Tursich, B.S.

Position
Special Education Paraprofessional
Phone Number
952.988.4200

With seven years of earlier experience as a special ed teacher with District 287, Marilyn Tursich started work at Alice Smith in 1996, and has served as an LRT, special ed para, LSP, ALC instructor, and occasional substitute teacher.

Vanessa Van Hoof

Position
Lead Technology Support Specialist
Phone Number
952.988.4295

Jason White, M.A.

Position
Grade 3 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4227

Jason White has been teaching in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2001. Jason earned his BS in Secondary Social Studies at Crown College and his MA in Elementary Education from the University of St. Thomas.

Holly Wick Bower, M.A.

Position
ELL Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4254

Holly Wick attended Loras College in Dubuque, IA, for her undergraduate degree and after graduation lived in Austria as a Fulbright teaching assistant for two years.

Jessica Winnie

Position
Grade 6 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4234

Ellen Wu, BA

Position
Kindergarten Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4426

Ellen has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2014. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a double major in Elementary Education and Family Studies.

Mykenna Yesnes, MA

Position
6th Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4178

Mykenna Yesnes graduated from Hopkins High School in 2011 and went on to the University of Minnesota for her undergraduate and graduate degree in Elementary Education.

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School Hours

Grades K–6 
9:33–4:05

Office Hours
8:10–4:40

Kids & Company

952.988.4212

Principal
Jody De St. Hubert