Staff Alpha Listing

Leanne Kampfe

Position
Principal
Phone Number
952-988-4401

Kampfe has a bachelor's degree in music from Northern State University and a master's degree in music education from the University of Minnesota. This spring, she expects to complete a doctoral program in educational leadership at Hamline University. She has held several positions within the Hopkins School District but returns in September 2017 to serve as principal at West Junior High.

Tim Larsen, MA

Position
Associate Principal
Phone Number
952-988-4403

Mr. Larsen has been a part of the Hopkins West Junior High staff since 1992. For seven years he served as a mathematics instructor in the classroom.

Matthew Johnson

Position
Assistant Principal
Phone Number
952.988.4436

Matthew currently serves as Assistant Principal of West Junior High.  He began his tenure in Hopkins Public Schools as Academic Dean of WJH from 2013-2018.  Past experiences include Minneapolis Public Schools, where he served as PBIS coordinator, school success program assistant, and lead coordinator of after-school tutoring services.  Matthew has completed his Master's degree and K-12 administrative license from the University of Minnesota. 

Stephanie Alladin

Position
School Nutrition
Phone Number
952-988-4452

Ky'Alah Allbritton

Position
Student Support Specialist

Laurie Powell Anderson, BSEE

Position
Media Center Paraprofessional
Phone Number
952.567.8908

Laurie came to Hopkins West Junior High in 2011 from an extensive career in business and technology focusing on quality systems and customer service management.

Angie Anderson, M.A.

Position
Special Education Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4752

Angie joined the Hopkins Public Schools in 2000 as an itinerant special education teacher at Hopkins West Junior High and Transition Plus. The following year, she joined the Transition Plus team full-time. After 14 years, she returned to West Junior High as the special education teacher in the Links to Learning program.

Mary Arndt

Position
Special Education Paraprofessional

Dana Baker, M.S.

Position
Guidance Counselor
Phone Number
952.988.4398

Dana Baker has worked as a Licensed School Counselor at Hopkins West Junior High since 1999. She is the 9th grade counselor and all 8th graders at the end of the alphabet. In addition to her counseling role, Dana loves working as a WEB coordinator and 9th grade team leader.

Karen Bankson, MS

Position
Special Education
Phone Number
952.988.4427

Karen Bankson began teaching in the Hopkins School District in 1998. She is a special education teacher, working with students having learning disabilities and emotional behavioral problems.

Dan Beaubien, MA

Position
Language Arts
Phone Number
952-567-8885

Dan Beaubien started teaching in Hopkins Public Schools in the fall of 2002. He teaches language arts and coaches the 9th grade boys soccer team. He completed his Masters in Education in 2008 from St. Mary's University.

Alicia Beebe, M.A.

Position
Mathematics Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4435

Alicia Beebe has been teaching in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2000. She graduated from Bethel University with a Bachelors in Mathematics and St. Mary's with a Masters in Teaching and Learning.

Christie Boeder, B.A.

Position
Technology Support Specialist
Phone Number
952.988.4438

Ms. Boeder has been employed by the Hopkins Public Schools since 1992 in various positions, and in 2002 began working in the technology department supporting, promoting, and guiding learning through the effective use of technology resources.

Geoffrey Boeder, M.Ed.

Position
Science Teacher
Phone Number
952-988-4431
Geoffrey Boeder is a Hopkins High School alum and has lived and worked all over the country. This includes planting trees in Oregon, ski instructing and wilderness therapy guiding in Utah, and backpack guiding in New Mexico. He has worked with AmeriCorps in Washington state and the Boys and Girls Club of Bemidji, MN. He holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, attended Bemidji State University, and in 2015 received his Master of Education degree from the University of Minnesota. He has been teaching at Hopkins West Jr High since 2013 and currently teaches 9th grade physical science and 8th grade earth science.

Julie Boehmer, MA

Position
Language Arts
Phone Number
952.988.4130

Julie Boehmer has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools since 1990. She has taught both mainstream and intervention language arts classes at West Junior High. In 2005 she transitioned into a leadership role as the district Title I Coordinator. Currently, Julie splits her time between teaching Writing 9 and Coordinating the Title I program.

Danielle Boor, MA

Position
Band
Phone Number
952.988.4442

Danielle Boor has taught 7th, 8th and 9th Grade Bands and Jazz Bands in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2005, and taught 6-8 grade bands for eight years in Wisconsin.  She has her undergraduate degree in Music Education from UW-Eau Claire, and her Masters in Music Education from UW-Milwaukee.

Don Botz

Position
Lead Custodian
Phone Number
952.988.4407

Melissa Brooks, MA Ed.

Position
EL and AVID Excel Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4516

Ms. Brooks has taught English Learners (EL/ESL) in Hopkins Public Schools since 2000. For the first seventeen years she taught EL at Hopkins High School, but starting in August 2017, she chose to shift over to Hopkins West Junior High

Ann Brusseau

Position
Family Involvement Coordinator
Phone Number
952.988.4412

Janine Burns, M.M.

Position
Vocal Music Teacher
Phone Number
952-988-4461

Janine Burns teaches choir at West Junior High and at Hopkins High School. 

Jean Bury

Position
Associate Principal Secretary
Phone Number
952.988.4414

Jean has worked for the Hopkins Public Schools since 1997, and has been at Hopkins West Junior High since 2005. She takes care of attendance and athletic registrations.

Deborah Byrne, AS

Position
Student Services Secretary
Phone Number
952.988.4416

Debbie has been at WJH since 2002. She started out in the cafeteria and moved into Student Services. Her favorite part of the day is watching all the students come to school excited to learn!

Kim Campbell, BA

Position
Academic Dean and Teacher of Social Studies
Phone Number
952.988.4440

Ms. Campbell has been a proud middle school teacher since 1991 and still loves it!  She currently teaches 8th grade Global Studies part time, teaching at West since 2000.  She serves as the secondary mentor for the district and is the coordinator of an after school program called SOAR (Students On Academic Rise). She is also a consultant for the Association of Middle Level Education.

Bethany Chalmers, M. Ed.

Position
Mathematics Teacher
Phone Number
952-567-8892
Mrs. Chalmers earned her B.A. in Mathematics from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. (Um, Yah, Yah!) and her M.Ed. in Mathematics Education from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities (Ski-U-Mah!).  She has been teaching at West since 2008.

Dev Chhaniyara, MFA

Position
Paraprofessional Video/Media
Phone Number
952.567.8907

Dev Chhaniyara was born and raised in Nairobi-Kenya. He moved to the United States in 2008 for his bachelors in architecture, he graduated in 2013. He then moved to San Francisco to pursue his masters in fine arts: motion pictures and television with emphasis in editing, sound design and colorist.

Sarah Coffey, M.S.

Position
Counseling
Phone Number
952.988.4421

Sarah Coffey has been working as a Licensed School Counselor at Hopkins West Junior High since 2006.  She is very excited to be working with all 7th graders and 8th graders (last name A-M) this year.

Nancy Cohodes, BS

Position
Special Services Paraprofessional
Phone Number
952.988.4400

Yolanda Conley

Position
Nutrition
Phone Number
952.988.4415

John Dempsey

Position
Study Time Paraprofessional
Phone Number
952-988-4400

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.

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School Hours

Regular School Hours
7:47–2:35

Late Start Hours
9:47–2:35

Early Release Hours
7:47 - 11:54 AM

Principal
Dr. Leanne Kampfe