Contacts and Staff

Paul Domer, MA

Position
Principal
Phone Number
952.988.4301

Paul Domer has been working in the Hopkins School District since 2004. He taught 5th grade at Meadowbrook Elementary after teaching for three years in Columbia Heights as a 3rd and 4th grade teacher.

Sara Schmidt, MA

Position
Assistant Principal
Phone Number
952.988.4345

Sara Schmidt began her career as a fourth grade teacher in St. Paul. She then earned her Master’s Degree and K-12 Principal License from the University of Minnesota, and became an Assistant Director the following year. She joined the Eisenhower Elementary/XinXing Academy team in 2014.

Alia Azizi

Position
ELL Teacher

Jenifer Belvedere, M.Ed

Position
Grade 3 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4357

Jeni Belvedere has been working for the Hopkins Public Schools since 1987. For 10 years she taught first grade, and currently teaches third grade.

Sam Benson, BA

Position
6th Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4341

Sam started teaching in Hopkins Public Schools in the fall of 2018. Prior to Hopkins, he worked with Simpson Housing Services in Minneapolis as an Education Assistant.

Cathy Berger, MS

Position
XinXing English Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4008

Molly Braun

Position
Title I Teacher
Phone Number
952-988-4259

Sarah Brookner, B.A., K-12 Reading License

Position
Grade 6 Teacher
Phone Number
952-988-4316

Mrs. Brookner began her teaching career in 1997 in Minneapolis.

Tonya Christianson

Position
Cook Manager

Tonya Christianson has worked for the Hopkins School Nutriton department since 2003.

Cindy Collins

Position
Playground Paraprofessional

Cindy is a playground paraprofessional and works as an activities assistant at Kids and Co. Cindy has two children and one grandson.

Cindy Collins

Position
Kids & Co Activities Assistant

Emily Cox, BA

Position
Band Director
Phone Number
952.988.4774

Emily Cox joined the Hopkins Public Schools team in 2016. Before coming to Hopkins, Emily spent 8 years teaching 6th through 8th grade band at Todd County Middle School on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

Dione Deslauriers, MA

Position
Speech-Language Pathologist
Phone Number
952.988.4940

Dione has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools since 1985.

Katie Dickerson, MA

Position
Art Educator
Phone Number
952.988.4343

Katie Dickerson has been working for the Hopkins Public Schools since 1995. During these years she has taught at both the elementary and junior high levels.

Harald Faber, Ed.D.

Position
Special Education Evaluation Specialist
Phone Number
952.988.4872

Harald Faber has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2002. For 4 years he taught in the special education department at Hopkins High School and for 10 years in the special education department at Tanglen Elementary school.

Kim Feist, B.S.

Position
Kids & Company, Lead Supervisor
Phone Number
952.988.5316

Kim has worked in the Hopkins schools since 1998. She has previously worked at LH Tanglen Elementary and Meadowbrook Elementary. 

Jonathan Feulner, B.A.

Position
Elementary Music Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4727

Jonathan Feulner has been an educator in Hopkins Public Schools since 2014. He has a BA in Arts Administration from the University of Minnesota with further studies in Jazz and Music Education at Northern Illinois University.

Betty Foulkes

Position
Kids & Co Activities Assistant

Donna Friedman, BS

Position
Paraprofessional
Phone Number
952.988.6732

Mrs. Friedman graduated with a bachelor of science degree from Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She majored in Human Services with a specialization in Child and Adolescent development, Psychology and Counseling. 

Robyne Frober, M.Ed.

Position
Gifted & Talented Coordinator
Phone Number
952.988.4327

Robyne has been teaching in the Hopkins Public Schools since 1993.

Elen Gilder, MA, K-12 Reading License

Position
Title I Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4259

Elen has been teaching since 2002. She has worked as both a classroom teacher and as an intervention teacher.

Wendy Graves, M.Ed.

Position
Spanish Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4338

Wendy attended the U of M Twin Cities for both her undergrad and graduate degrees.

Kim Groenke, BA

Position
Kaleidoscope Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5016

Kim Groenke has been teaching preschool in Hopkins since 2001.

Mae Gruss, MA

Position
Grade 4 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4279

Mrs. Mae Gruss (formerly Miss Robinson) has been with the Hopkins district since 1999.

Tonya Gunstenson, BA

Position
Child Study Secretary
Phone Number
952.988.4309

Tonya has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2010. She began working as a special ed para substitute then moved to Harley Hopkins Family Center as Child Study Secretary in 2011 and then to Eisenhower as Child Study Secretary in 2013.

Lisa Hake, M.A.

Position
2nd Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4355

Lisa Hake began working with the Hopkins Public Schools in 2016. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Gustavus Adolphus College and a M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado - Boulder.

Dawn Hanson

Position
Kids & Co 2-3 Supervisor
Phone Number
952.988.4274

Kim Hessian

Position
Kids & Co 4-6 Supervisor
Phone Number
952.988.4194

Jeffrey Hochstein, M.Ed.

Position
EL Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5152

Jeff Hochstein joined the Hopkins Public Schools in 2018. Before that, he taught Latin in an elementary school.

Katie Hoefer, MME

Position
Music Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5250

Katie Hoefer has been teaching music in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2017. She started her teaching career in the Kansas City area before moving to Minneapolis.

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School Hours

Grades K–6
8:58–3:30

XinXing Academy
8:58–3:30

Office Hours
7:30–4:00

Kids & Company

952.988.4274

Principal
Paul Domer, Principal Sara Schmidt, Assistant Principal