Contacts and Staff

Justin Ingham, BA

Position
3rd Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5266

Marsha Jenne, A.A.S.

Position
Special Education Paraprofessional
Phone Number
952.988.5249

Marsha has been with Hopkins Public Schools since 2003.  She had worked as an Occupational Therapy Assistant prior to working with the District.

Carla Johnson, B.S.

Position
Title 1 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5279

Carla Johnson has been a Hopkins Public Schools employee  since 1997, first as a Kindergarten LRT, and currently as a Title I teacher at Gatewood Elementary.

Karen Johnson

Position
Special Education Paraprofessional
Phone Number
952-988-5215

Kerry Kee

Position
Special Education Secretary
Phone Number
(GW) 952.988.5249, (HHS) 952.988.4481

Kerry has been with the Hopkins Public Schools since April of 1993.

Matthew Kilanowski

Position
Grade 6 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5271

Matthew comes to Gatewood Elemenary in 2017 after spending the previous year as an elementary substitute in the Hopkins Public Schools.

Chris King, M.A.

Position
School Counselor
Phone Number
952.988.5255

Mr. King has been the school counselor at Gatewood Elementary since 2002. He received both his Bachelor's degree in Psychology and his Master's degree in school counseling from the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Megan Kline, M. Ed.

Position
Learning Center Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5138

Megan Kline is a first year teacher at Gatewood Elementary. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in May of 2018 with a Masters in Special Education- Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Julie Kloos, B.A.

Position
3rd Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5283

Julie Kloos started working in Hopkins Public Schools as a para in 1997, and as a substitute teacher in 1998. She started as a classroom teacher at Glen Lake Elementary in 4th grade.

Amy Kodet, MS

Position
Media Specialist
Phone Number
952.988.5258

Amy Kodet has been a Library Media Specialist at Gatewood Elementary since 2006, when she joined the Hopkins Public Schools.

Sara Lacey, M.Ed.

Position
Gifted & Talented Coordinator
Phone Number
952.988.5248

Sara Lacey has been with the Hopkins Public Schools since 2001. She has taught second, third and fourth grade, in addition to her current role as Gifted & Talented Coordinator.

Dawn Lindblom, MA

Position
3rd Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5267

Dawn Lindblom has been teaching in the district since 2005.

Karen Loyd, B.S.

Position
Kindergarten Paraprofessional

Mrs. Loyd has been with Hopkins Public Schools since 2014.

Stacy Ludwig, M.Ed.

Position
First Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5245

Stacy Ludwig has taught at Gatewood since 1988. She has taught second grade through sixth grade.

Stacy MacBlane-Meyer, M.A.

Position
Links to Learning Special Education Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4723

Stacy MacBlane-Meyer has been with the Hopkins Public Schools since 2007. She enjoys working with kids of all abilities and strengths, and has a passion for using art and multi-sensory strategies in her teaching practice.

Kay McCarthy, M.A.

Position
Kindergarten Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5223

Kay McCarthy has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2000. Starting as a substitute teacher and Learning Resource Teacher, she began teaching Kindergarten in the fall of 2005. She highly values being a part of the beginning of a student's elementary school years.

Kristina Melsen, M.S.

Position
Speech-Language Pathologist
Phone Number
952.988.5275

Kristina Melsen has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools for 4 years as a speech-language pathologist. She is currently working with early childhood and elementary students at Harley Hopkins, Gatewood Elementary, and at various non-public schools.

Abbie Miklos, M.Ed.

Position
Special Education Teacher, Links to Learning

Khadro Mohamed

Position
Playground Paraprofessional
Phone Number
952.988.5250

Madison (Maddie) Morrow

Position
Special Education Para, Kids & Co Activities Asst.

Catie Nelson Wagner, M.S.

Position
Ready 4K Preschool Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5273

Kye Nicholls, MA

Position
Grade 6 teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5241

Kye Nicholls has been teaching in Hopkins schools since 1998.  During this time she has taught grades 4, 5, and 6.

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.

Alicia Prihoda, M.A.

Position
Grade 6 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5243

Alicia Prihoda has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2012. Previously to this she taught 6th grade at Glenville-Emmons.

Jean Reichow, B.S.

Position
FLES Kindergarten Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4624

Jean Reichow received her B.S. in Education from Mankato State University with a speciality in Spanish.

Lisa Rickman, BME

Position
Band Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5222

Lisa Rickman has been teaching fifth and sixth grade band in Hopkins Public Schools since 1999. She previously taught elementary and junior high band in Hartford, South Dakota and Forest Lake, Minnesota.

Mary Romportl

Position
Media Paraprofessional
Phone Number
952-988-5261

Jessie Rooney, BA

Position
Special Education Paraprofessional

Jessie began working at Gatewood Elementary in August of 2016. She has an Elementary Education degree with an endorsement in Reading from the University of Iowa.

Sarah Sandon

Position
Grade 1 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5229

Erikka Schimelpfenig, M.A.

Position
LTL Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5238

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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