Darcy Balder is a special education teacher with her Learning Disability and Emotional/Behavioral Disorder license. She also earned her Master's degree at Saint Mary's University. She has been working at Hopkins since 2015.
Greg began teaching at Hopkins High School in the 1995-1996 school year. He received his B.A. in Mathematics from St. Olaf College in 1994 and his M.Ed in teaching and learning from St. Mary's University of Minnesota in 1999.
Nina has been teaching since 2009 and joined the Hopkins High School staff in the fall of 2016. Her first years were varied including a few years in China, alternative high schools, as well as care and treatment programs.
Mr. Bell holds both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music education and has been awarded graduate teaching assistantships as a master's student at Florida State University and as a Ph.D. student at the University of Minnesota.
Christian earned his Master's of Art degree from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. in Art from Macalester College. In addition to teaching, Christian has been working as a ceramic artist for the past 10 years.
Erin Bodner has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2012. Erin currently provides speech and language therapy services to students enrolled at Hopkins High School, North Junior High and Transition Plus.
Danielle Bogucki has been teaching in Health in Hopkins Public Schools since 2001. She earned her BA in Health Education (5-12) and Physical Education (K-12), as well as a minor in Coaching from the University of Wisconsin River Falls. Danielle has also completed her Master in Education at St. Mary’s University.
David has been teaching at Hopkins High School since 2001. He teaches in the areas of finance, management, marketing, computers and law. In addition to David's teaching duties, he also serves as a secondary master teacher for the district.
Erin Brown earned a B.A. in Sociology/Criminology from the University of Minnesota and a M.A. in Coaching & Athletic Administration from Concordia-Irvine (California). She started in 2017 after working at Cooper where she coached softball, volleyball, and worked in the athletic office.
Ms. Brueske earned her teaching degree and Masters of Education from the University of Minnesota, specializing in Communication Arts and Literature. She taught English to 7th through 12th graders in Minneapolis Public Schools for four years and came to Hopkins Public Schools in 2004.
Douglas Dart grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. After spending a year in Greece on the A.F.S. exchange program, he attended the University of Colorado in Boulder. He spent his senior year studying in Spain before graduating with a Humanities degree.