Contacts and Staff

Vania Hof-Robrahn, BS

Position
Technology Support Specialist
Phone Number
952.988.4331

Vania Robrahn joined the Hopkins Public Schools in January 2012. She has experience with both junior high & elementary technology environments.

Natalie Hopkins

Position
Special Education Teacher
Phone Number
952-988-5227

Nicole Horgen, A.A.

Position
Stay and Explore Lead
Phone Number
952.988.4153

Nicole Horgen has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2008. Harley Hopkins Family Center is where she began her career, working with preschool children.

Judy Hughes

Position
Title I Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4342

Heather Hvezda, BS

Position
Physical Education Teacher

Heather Hvezda graduated in 2018 from Minnnesota State University Moorhead. 

Betty Johnson, MAEd

Position
Kindergarten Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4356

Betty Johnson has been teaching in the Hopkins Public Schools since 1992.

Kyle Johnson

Position
Greeter
Phone Number
952-988-4300

Kari Joseph

Position
Kids & Co K-1 Supervisor
Phone Number
952.988.4274

Betsy Julien, MAEd

Position
Grade 6 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4316

Betsy Julien has been teaching in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2003, and at Eisenhower Elementary since 2007. She is proud to be a Hopkins High School graduate, as well as an Eisenhower Elementary School graduate.

Rosie Keller, BS

Position
Grade 3 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4353

Rosie Keller has been at Eisenhower Elementary since 2004. She has worked as a substitute teacher, Learning Resource Teacher for 2nd and 3rd grade, ASK tutor, and ALC summer school teacher.

Laura Kelzer, LSN

Position
Licensed School Nurse
Phone Number
952.988.4304

Laura began working as a Licensed School Nurse in Hopkins Public Schools at Glen Lake Elementary School in 2015.

Foster Killen III, MS

Position
Guidance Counselor
Phone Number
952.988.4305

Foster is very excited to be joining the Eisenhower family as a support to students and staff.

Laura Kuehmichel, BS

Position
Kaleidoscope Preschool Teacher
Phone Number
952-988-4278

Laura joined Hopkins Public Schools in 2004. She has worked at the Harley Hopkins Family Center as a preschool teacher, preschool assistant and early childhood special education paraprofessional.

Abby Larson, MA

Position
Gifted and Talented Teacher/ Literacy Coach
Phone Number
952.988.4284

Abby Larson has been teaching in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2002. She has spent her career teaching first and second grade.

Annette Leighton, BA

Position
Title I Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4190

Mrs. Leighton has been in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2003. She has worked at Tanglen, Meadowbrook, and Eisenhower Elementary Schools as a Learning Resource Teacher (LRT) and Learning Support Para (LSP).

Angie Leitch, MA

Position
Grade 5 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4337

Angie Leitch has been teaching at Eisenhower Elementary since 2004.

Erin Ley, BA

Position
Music Teacher

Mrs. Ley has been teaching in Hopkins since 2005. She is excited to work with students at Eisenhower Elementary and help them develop their love of music!

Leanne Lonson, BA

Position
Orchestra Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4196

Leanne has been teaching orchestra in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2001. Leanne has earned her BA in Music Education from the University of Minnesota.

Dave Lundgren

Position
Kids & Co K-1 Supervisor

Brittany Mikelson, LICSW

Position
School Social Worker
Phone Number
952.988.4794

Brittany completed her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the College of St. Benedict/St. John's University in December 2010. She completed her Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work from Augsburg College in June 2013.

Lynn Miller, BS

Position
Administrative Assistant
Phone Number
952.988.4302

Lynn has been working in Hopkins Public Schools since 1998.  Lynn has worked at Hopkins West Junior High and Hopkins High School, and she began working at Eisenhower Elementary in 2013.

Catlin Morral, BA

Position
3rd Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4612

Catlin Morral began working in the Hopkins Public Schools in 2018. She received her B.A from the College of Saint Benedict.

Kristen Nelson, M.Ed.

Position
Literacy Coach
Phone Number
952.988.4261

Kristy Nelson joined the Hopkins Public Schools in 1998. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from St. Cloud State University and her Master of Arts in Education from Hamline University. 

Leslie Olmen, BA

Position
ELL Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4288

Leslie Olmen has taught English Language Learners in Hopkins Public Schools since 2001.

Lori Palesch, M.Ed.

Position
DAPE Specialist
Phone Number
952.988.5219

Lori has been teaching in the Hopkins Public Schools since 1991. She has taught physical education and DAPE at Hopkins High School, Katherine Curren and Gatewood Elementary Schools.

Karla Palmersheim, B.S.

Position
Special Ed Para

Karla ran a dance studio in the SW suburbs for 15 years. Before starting with Hopkins Public Schools in September 2016, she was the program coordinator at Shelter Care for Kids in South Minneapolis.

Gretchen Pass, M.Ed.

Position
Grade 2 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4273

Gretchen is a lifelong Minnesotan and Golden Gopher graduate! Gretchen earned her B.S. and her Masters of Education degree from the University of Minnesota.

Laura Pederson, MS

Position
Kindergarten Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4271

Laura Pederson has taught at Eisenhower Elementary since 1990, and as a kindergarten teacher since 2003. She earned her degree in Elementary Education (as well as her Kindergarten endorsement) from the University of Minnesota.

Kate Perardi, MA

Position
5th Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.567.8901

Kate has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2018. For 5 years, she taught math and reading at the elementary level in Edina Public Schools.

Ashley Quien, BA

Position
Grade 4 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4344

Ashley Quien has been working in Hopkins Public Schools since the fall of 2018. She taught 5th-grade math and science in Springfield, MN for three years.

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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