Counselors

Mary Arndt

Position
Student Information Specialist (Last Names A-K)
Phone Number
952.988.4522

Denise Colicchia, M.S.

Position
School Counselor (A-Ch)
Phone Number
952.988.4529

Denise Colicchia joined the counseling staff at Hopkins in 2014. 

Shanna Jadwin, B.S., M.Ed.

Position
School Counselor (Ci-G)
Phone Number
952.988.4526

Shanna earned her Master's of Education in School Counseling at Loyola University Chicago.  She worked for 8 years in Chicago Public Schools and came to Hopkins High School in 2013.  

Demondi Johnson, B.S., M.A.

Position
School Counselor
Phone Number
952.988.4679

Demondi received a B.S. in Social Work from Gannon University and a Master's in School Counseling from The Adler Graduate School. 

Correne Larsen, MA

Position
Guidance Counselor (L-N)
Phone Number
952.988.4555

Correne Larsen joined Hopkins Public Schools in 2018.

Jeff Matchette, M.A.

Position
School Counselor (O-Sh)
Phone Number
952.988.4527

Jeff Matchette has been working in education since 1998, joining the staff in Hopkins Public Schools in 2008. He has worked at both the high school and junior high level. Jeff graduated from Drake University with a B.A. degree and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with an M.A. degree in counseling education.

Kathy Nelson

Position
Student Information Specialist
Phone Number
952-988-4521

Kathy has been part of the HHS Counseling Department since 2000.Kathy Nelson has worked in the Guidance Office at Hopkins High School since 2000. Prior to working with Hopkins, she worked as a benefits consultant servicing medical, dental, life and disability plans for small businesses.

Serena Schmidt, M.S.

Position
School Counselor (Si-Z)
Phone Number
952.988.4524

Prior to joining Hopkins in 2013, Serena Schmidt worked as a school counselor with Minneapolis Public Schools contract alternative schools for 7 years.

Xeev Xwm Vang, M.S.

Position
School Counselor (H-K)
Phone Number
952.988.4605

Xeev Xwm Vang (Sang Sue Vang) started working at Hopkins High School in 2012. He spent the previous 4 years as the K-12 counselor at Prairie Seeds Academy.