Contacts and Staff

Mark French , Ed.S.

Position
Gatewood Principal
Phone Number
952-988-5251

Mark has been a principal for 20 years, most recently serving as principal of Rice Lake Elementary in Maple Grove. He started his teaching career in Houston and moved back to Minnesota to work at St. Paul Public Schools. He then worked at the Blake Schools, then returned back to St. Paul before spending the last 18 years with the Osseo Area Schools.

Karla Anderson, MA

Position
Speech/Language Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5218

Karla Anderson has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools at Gatewood Elementary School since 1987. She also worked part time at Harley Hopkins Early Childhood during the first two years in the District.

Laura Arndt

Position
Learning Support Paraprofessional
Phone Number
952.988.5233

Laura Arndt has been working at Gatewood Elementary School since 1998.

Lisa Barbari, B.A.

Position
Title One Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5233

Ms. Barbari has a K-6 Elementary Education degree from Gustavus Adolphus College. She also has a K-12 Library Media Education license from Mankato State University and has taken numerous courses in the Reading Licensure Program at Hamline University in St. Paul.

Tracey Beaverson, M.Ed.

Position
Elementary Instructional Coach
Phone Number
952.988.4250

Tracey Beaverson has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2008. For 8 years she taught 5th and 3rd grades at Alice Smith Elementary and for 2 years she taught 3rd grade at Meadowbrook Elementary.

Tracey Benson, BA

Position
Title 1 Teacher, SMARTS Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5259

Tracey has been in the Hopkins Public Schools since 1999 in varying roles (Kitchen, LRT, GED Examiner, Title I) and buildings.

Jill Bloedorn, MS

Position
Literacy Coach
Phone Number
952.988.5271

Grace Brown, BA

Position
K-4 FLES Teacher

Grace Brown is your child's Spanish teacher at Gatewood Elementary. Grace has a BA in Spanish from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Chantele Burgess

Position
Integration Specialist
Phone Number
952.988.5214

Freddy Cabán Nieves

Position
Technology Support Specialist
Phone Number
952.988.5297
Freddy is a technology support specialist for Hopkins Public Schools.

Renee Canales, M.Ed.

Position
Visual Art Educator
Phone Number
952-988-4364

Renee earned her Bachelor's Degree in visual art from the University of Minnesota in 2011 and her Masters of Education in Visual Art in 2012.

Heidi Christen, MA

Position
First Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5230

Heidi started teaching at Gatewood in 1999. She taught Spanish, Third Grade, and First Grade at Gatewood Elementary.

Marcia Curley

Position
Activity Supervisor Kindergarten - 2nd grade
Phone Number
952-988-5215

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.

Carley Dyer, B.A.

Position
Links to Learning Special Education Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5270

Carley has worked in many different educational settings, such as a level-four school, care and treatment setting, and DCD classrooms for the last four years. She believes that each student is unique, and since they are unique they deserve a specific lesson geared for their capabilities and interests.

Patty Ewing, BS

Position
Title 1 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5272

Ms. Ewing taught kindergarten, second and third grade in West Sacramento, CA.  She has worked in Title 1/RTI since 2010. 

Heidi Farner, M.A.

Position
Grade 1 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5230

Heidi Farner started her teaching career at Gatewood Elementary in 1999. She taught Spanish, second grade, and third grade.

Heather Frary, M.A.

Position
ELL Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5216

Heather Frary has been teaching English Language Learners in the Hopkins Public Schools since 1999. Prior to teaching in Hopkins, Heather taught in elementary and junior high classrooms in Wisconsin and Forest Lake, Minnesota.

Melissa Gausmann, M.Ed.

Position
Literacy Coach
Phone Number
952.988.4218

Melissa has been working in the Hopkins Public School District since 2011. Before coming to Hopkins, she taught 8 years in the elementary classroom teaching third, fourth, and fifth graders.

Laura Grant, BFA

Position
Art Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5182

Laura Grant is a fine artist who has taught K-12 art around the country and is proud to be teaching Art in Hopkins Public Schools since 2015.

Diane Gray

Position
Paraprofessional - LTL

Diane Gray has been working at Gatewood Elementary School since 1997.

Coreen Hagon, BS

Position
Gatewood Stepping Stones Lead Preschool Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5262

Coreen began working for Hopkins Public Schools in 2007. She started at Kaleidoscope Preschool (Harley location) as an assistant, where she was surrounded by very talented, passionate, and experienced Early Childhood directors & staff.

Jeremy Hahn, MS

Position
4th Grade Classroom Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5246

Jeremy Hahn has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2001. He also spends his summers working with students in Environmental Education.

Lara Hammer, BA

Position
Spanish Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5068

Profe Hammer has been teaching in Hopkins Public Schools since 2015, but has been teaching elementary Spanish since 2010.

Becky Hart, M.Ed.

Position
ELL Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5281

Becky Hart has been with Hopkins Public Schools since 2008. Before starting in Hopkins, she taught English in Japan for three years. 

Katie Hoefer, MME

Position
Music Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5250

Ms. 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.

Tamara Hoppe, M. Ed.

Position
Special Education Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4827

Tammy Hoppe has been working in the Hopkins School District since 1993. This is her first year at Gatewood after spending 20 years teaching special education classes at the junior high.

Kimberly Husfeldt, Ed.S.

Position
School Psychologist
Phone Number
952.988.4419

Kimberly Husfeldt has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2001. She originally started her career at Hopkins West Junior High as a special education case manager and work experience teacher.

KImberly Hysjulien, BA

Position
2nd Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5274

Kim Hysjulien received her BA from Concordia College in Moorhead Minnesota. She has been teaching in the Hopkins Public Schools since 1999, with a 4 year leave to teach in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Jim Ikhaml, BA

Position
2nd Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5280

Jim Ikhaml has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2001, first as a fifth grade teacher and currently as a second grade teacher.

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School Hours

Grades K–6
9:33–4:05

Office Hours 
8:00–4:30

Kids & Company

952.988.5215

Principal
Mark French