Contacts and Staff

Lisa Schmid

Position
Grade 5 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5277

Lisa graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara and received her teaching degree at Crown College. Lisa has held many different positions in the Hopkins School District.

Katie Schmidt, M.A.

Position
Full-Day Kindergarten Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5231

Katie Schmidt has been a classroom teacher in the Hopkins District since 2003. She also taught for the Minneapolis Urban League and spent time teaching at a charter school in Saint Paul before joining Hopkins Public Schools.

Mary Sedar, BA

Position
Title I Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5272

Ms. Sedar began teaching at 3rd grade in Hopkins Public Schools and went on to teach 5th and 6th grades. For the past two years she has worked as a Title I instructor, teaching Reading and Math in small groups.

Lindsay Simmons, B.A.

Position
Grade 6 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5271

Lindsay Simmons has been working at Gatewood Elementary since 2011 when she student taught in 4th grade.

Kisa Sims

Position
Stay and Explore Lead
Phone Number
952.988.4164

Kisa has been in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2018. She previously worked with preschoolers for 9 years.

Jon Smart

Position
Kids & Co. Supervisor, Girls' Varsity Lacrosse Coach
Phone Number
952.988.5220

Danielle Sorenson, M.A.

Position
Special Education Teacher - Evaluation Specialist
Phone Number
952.988.4895

Danielle has been teaching in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2011. She earned her BS from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire and her MA from Saint Mary's University.

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.

Tia Theisen

Position
EL Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5281

Tia Theisen has a BA in Spanish & Portuguese Studies and a minor in Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Taylor Van Clay, BA

Position
4th Grade Teacher

Taylor graduated from Luther College in May, 2013 with a degree in Elementary Education and an endorsement in reading instruction.

Amanda Van Wye, M.S.

Position
Fourth Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5247

Ms. Van Wye has been teaching fourth grade in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2003. She is the building math curriculum leader, serves on the Equity Team, and teaches math for the grade level.

Trudy Wagner, M.Ed.

Position
Special Education Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4729

Trudy Wagner has been working as a special education teacher (SLD, EBD, OHI, ASD) in the Hopkins Public Schools since 1998.

Joni Walker, BA

Position
Stay and Explore Supervisor
Phone Number
952.988.4164

Miss Joni has been in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2018. She previously worked with preschoolers for 10 years and worked as a paraprofessional for K-8th graders.

Vanessa Walters, BA

Position
Fifth Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5254

Vanessa has been teaching fifth grade at Gatewood Elementary since 2016. She graduated from University of Wisconsin- La Crosse and previously taught in Minneapolis.

Sherry Weis

Position
Enrollment and Attendance Secretary
Phone Number
952.988.5253

Sherry has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools since August of 2007.

Sarah Wexler, BS

Position
4th Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5284

I graduated from University of Wisconsin-Superior with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a minor in Special Education. Since then I have taught 3rd through 5th grade.

Mary Wheeland

Position
Kindergarten Paraprofessional
Phone Number
952.988.5231

Most of Mary's career has been in government contracting. She has worked for Hopkins Public Schools for 6 years.

Kristi Wright

Position
Administrative Assistant
Phone Number
952-988-5252

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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