Contacts and Staff

Jeff Radel, MS

Position
Principal
Phone Number
952.988.5201

Jeff Radel has been with the Hopkins Public Schools since 2008. For 8 years, he taught 5th grade and 3rd grade at Meadowbrook Elementary.

Cindy Anderson, BA

Position
Grade 2 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5164

Cindy Anderson began working in Hopkins Public Schools in 1999 as a second grade Learning Resource Teacher and has been at Glen Lake since 2006. After teaching third grade and kindergarten she moved to second grade in 2011.

Billy Barringer, MA

Position
PhyEd Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4728

Billy Barringer has been working in Hopkins Public Schools since 2015. Has taught physical education at Eisenhower XinXing, Gatewood, and Glen Lake Elementary.

Jessica Beyer

Position
Kids & Company Supervisor
Phone Number
952.988.5186

Marc Bjorklund, MS

Position
Grade 4 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5169

Marc Bjorklund began his career in Hopkins in 1991 at Eisenhower Elementary School. In 1993, Marc moved to Katherine Curren Elementary School to teach 4th grade.

Tracy Boutin

Position
K-1 Kids & Company Activities Supervisor
Phone Number
952.988.5132

Patty Brennan, BS

Position
Kindergarten Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5155
Patty has been a Kindergarten teacher at Glen Lake Elementary  since 1991, and taught first grade at Katherine Curren Elementary from 1990-91.

Jenna Brower

Position
Kids & Company Activities Assistant
Phone Number
952.988.5132

Jenni Brown

Position
Child Study Secretary
Phone Number
952.988.5133

Kathy Davis

Position
Cook Supervisor
Phone Number
952.988.5207

Dee Den Hartog, MA

Position
School Counselor
Phone Number
952.988.5205

Dee joined Glen Lake Elementary in 2012; she previously worked as a School Counselor in the Minneapolis and Anoka-Hennepin school districts. Prior to her work in schools, she spent eight years as a family therapist in the northern metro.

Karen Finnegan

Position
Para: Special Education, Kids & Company Activities Assistant
Phone Number
952.988.5175

Paige Frondell, MS

Position
Grade 4 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4354

Paige Frondell started teaching in Hopkins Public Schools in 1992.

Susan Gerstner, B.A.

Position
2nd Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5145

Susan Steider received her B.A. in History and completed her Elementary Education Licensure program at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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.

Jaime Grossman

Position
Kids & Company Lead Supervisor
Phone Number
952.988.5142

Monica Grubb, M.Ed., MAESL

Position
EL/ESL Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4326

Monica Grubb has been part of Hopkins Public Schools since 1999.

Kari Helfinstine, B.A.

Position
Kindergarten Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5154

Kari Helfinstine has been a Kindergarten Teacher at Glen Lake Elementary since 2011. Prior to that she taught Title I and Kindergarten in Albert Lea, Minnesota.

Kate Humphrey, MA Ed

Position
Grade 4 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4315

Kate has been teaching in the Hopkins Public Schools since 1999. She has taught fourth, sixth and third grade.

Dianne Johanson, M.Ed.

Position
Fles teacher, Spanish

Dianne Johanson comes to Hopkins Public Schools with many years of teaching in a Spanish Immersion school. She loves building relationships with her students.

Jenny Johnson

Position
Kids & Company Activities Assistant
Phone Number
952.988.5132

Colette Kastner, M.Ed.

Position
Grade 3 teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5180

Colette Kastner started her teaching career in the Hopkins Public Schools in 2006. In Hopkins, she has taught 2nd, 4th, and 6th grade and currently is job-sharing 3rd grade and serves as an Elementary Digital Learning Coach.

Michael Kavanaugh

Position
Technology Support Specialist
Phone Number
952.988.5172

Michael Kavanaugh joined Hopkins Public Schools as a Technology Support Specialist in June of 2018 and has worked in the K12 Information Technology field since 2015.

Jenn Koskela

Position
Preschool Assistant

Jenn Koskela has been working with Hopkins Public Schools since 2016. She currently works with the Kaleidoscope Program at Glen Lake Elementary as well as Meadowbrook Stepping Stones.

Anne Kuffel, MA

Position
Grade 1 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5167

Darlene Lines

Position
Grade 3 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5170

Emilie Lottman, BA

Position
Special Education Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4277

Emilie Lottman has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools as a special education teacher since 2013. Upon receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Luther College, she completed her student teaching experience in 2012 at various Hopkins schools in a variety of roles.

Jeremy Loveless

Position
Grade 3 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5191

Jody Mcdermott-Baty, BS

Position
Licensed School Nurse
Phone Number
952.988.5204

Nurse Jody graduated from Bethel University with a BS in Nursing and a public health degree.

Marie Menick, MA

Position
Speech/Language Pathologist
Phone Number
952.988.5135

Marie Menick has been working as a Speech/Language Pathologist in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2004. She has extensive experience working in both school and medical settings.

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School Hours

Grades K–6
8:58–3:30

Office Hours

8:00–4:00

Kids & Company

952.988.5132

Principal
Jeff Radel