NJH Staff Alpha Listing

Becky Melville, MA

Position
Principal
Phone Number
952.988.4801

Becky Melville returned to Hopkins North Jr. High as principal in 2011 after having taught social studies at North from 2000-2007.

Robin Altman

Position
Special Education Paraprofessional
Phone Number
952.988.4800

Tim Amlie

Position
CTE Coordinator/Technology Education Instructor
Phone Number
952.988.4631

Growing up in west central Minnesota, Tim Amlie attended St. Cloud State University.  He came to the Hopkins School District in 1998.

Johannah Arndt, M.Ed.

Position
Ascent Science Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4742

Johannah Arndt has been working at Hopkins North Junior High since 2012. She teaches Earth Science to 8th graders and Physical Science 9th graders in North Junior High's Ascent Program (alternative setting).

David Beckman, MS

Position
Science Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4757

David Beckman has been working for Hopkins Public Schools since 1998. He has taught both 7th and 9th grade science.

Jen Behnke, M.F.A.

Position
Language Arts Teacher & Secondary Literacy Coordinator
Phone Number
952.988.4779

Jen Behnke earned her BA in Teaching and English from Carleton College, her MFA in Writing from Hamline University, and her Certificate in Teaching Writing and Critical Literacy from the U of M.

Tyler Berg, BA

Position
Choir Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4722

Tyler Berg is a music educator from Fargo who recently graduated from North Dakota State University.

Justine Bergene, M.A.

Position
Special Education, EBD/SLD Teacher
Phone Number
952.988-4763

Justine Bergene has been teaching in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2013.

Lynzie Biggs, MA

Position
Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Coach

After teaching ELA and literacy in Pennsylvania, Mississippi, and North Minneapolis, Lynzie joined the Hopkins North Junior High staff in 2018 as a literacy coach.

Amy Bode, M.S.

Position
Science Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4056

Amy Bode has been teaching science in Hopkins Public Schools since 2012.  She earned her biology degree and master of education degree from the University of Minnesota.

Erin Bodner, MA

Position
Speech-Language Pathologist
Phone Number
952.988.5269

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.

Elsa Bross, M.Ed.

Position
ELL Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4812

Elsa Bross is teaching 8th and 9th grade ELL at Hopkins North Junior High and co-teaching 8th and 9th grade Language Arts.

Mara Brown, M.A.

Position
Science Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4743

Mara attended the College of St. Benedict & earned an Elementary Education & Middle School Science license. She attended Hamline University & earned a HS Chemistry license & a Masters in Education.

Kimberly Busch, M.A.

Position
Language Arts Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4744

Ms. Busch joined the Hopkins North Junior High community in 1998 as a Language Arts teacher, currently teaching ELA/English 8. She completed her BA in English at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks and her MA in Education at Saint Mary's University, Minneapolis campus.

Kurt Carlson, M.S.

Position
Design Teacher

Mr. Carlson has been teaching Junior High students since 1998. He has taught Earth Science, Physical Science, as well as Design.

Jessica Castrello

Position
Secretary to the Assistant Principal
Phone Number
952.988.4811

Jessica has worked for Hopkins Public Schools since 2018. Her interests include music, art, language, and education.

Mark Chirhart, B.S.

Position
Language Arts Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4741

Mr. Chirhart graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Cloud State University with a degree and majors in Education, English, and Coaching in 1994.

Amanda Clark, MS

Position
School Counselor
Phone Number
952.988.4826

Amanda works at Hopkins North Junior High as the 9th grade counselor! She got her Bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. ON Wisconsin!

Cruz Conejo, BS

Position
Physical Education and Wellness Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4999

Cruz Conejo has worked at Hopkins North Junior High since the fall of 2018 as a Physical Education and Wellness teacher.

Jennifer Conger, BA

Position
Special Education/ English Teacher

Ms. Conger is in her 11th year of teaching. She holds a BA from St. Olaf College in English Education.

Arthur Crutch, AA

Position
Learning Support Paraprofessional

Hannah Culbert, BFA

Position
Library Media Paraprofessional

Hannah Culbert began working at Hopkins North Junior High as a Library Media Paraprofessional in the Fall of 2018. She graduated Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2014 with a BFA in Illustration.

Andrea Dale, M.B.A.

Position
Guidance Coordinator
Phone Number
952.988.4815

Mrs. Dale has worked at Hopkins North Jr. High since 2003, first as a classroom paraprofessional and now delighted to be serving new families and supporting all our students!

Catherine Day, MA

Position
Algebra 8 and Accelerated Algebra Teacher

Catherine has been working at Hopkins North Junior high since 2018. Before that, she taught mathematics in Washington D.C.

Julie Dearring, MS

Position
Paraprofessional

Julie worked at Hopkins High School 2015-2018, and is now a paraprofessional at Hopkins North Junior High.

Benjamin Dickens, BS

Position
Social Studies Educator

Mr. Dickens has taught since 2012. Having a wife in the military, Mr. Dickens has taught at IB schools in California, Arizona, and Texas before returning home to teach at Hopkins North and West in 2018.

Anna Dieter, BA

Position
Mathematics Teacher
Phone Number
952.567.8877

Anna Dieter has been in the Hopkins Public Schools for over 15 years. She graduated from Luther College, studying Math Education and French.

Anna Dimants, B.A.

Position
Learning Support Paraprofessional
Phone Number
952.988.4800

Anna Dimants has been working in the Hopkins Public School District since 2013. Prior to this, she worked in International Baccalaureate (IB) American schools abroad as a K-12 ESL and 9th grade English teacher; also as a private instructor of language arts, art and health.

Andrea Donald, M.S.

Position
Health Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4755

Andrea Donald has been teaching in Hopkins Public Schools since 2002. She began her career at Hopkins High School and was there for two years.

Janet Eckhoff, M.Ed.

Position
Spanish Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4772

Janet Eckhoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls with a dual major in English and Spanish Education. She continued her studies at Saint Mary's University where she earned her Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning.

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School Hours
Regular School Hours
7:47–2:35

Late Start Hours
9:47–2:35
 
Main Office Hours
7:00-3:30
Principal
Becky Melville