Contacts and Staff

Jim Hebeisen, Ed.D

Position
Principal
Phone Number
952.988.4901

Christina Aanenson, M.A.

Position
K-1 Supervisor
Phone Number
952-988-4913

Christina has worked for Kids & Company since 2005.

Emily Anderson, BA

Position
Spanish Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5140

Emily Anderson started as the Spanish teacher at Tanglen Elementary in 2017. She graduated with a BA in Spanish education and music education from UW-Eau Claire.

Kevin Athmann, B.A.

Position
6th Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4886

Kevin attended high school in Melrose, Minnesota, and is a 1989 graduate of Bemidji State University. After graduation he spent a year in Albert Lea, Minnesota, teaching 5th grade. Since the 1990 school year he has been a 6th grade teacher for the Hopkins School District.

Anne Baird, M. Ed.

Position
Literacy Coach
Phone Number
952.988.5185

Anne Baird has been teaching in Hopkins Public Schools since 2002. She has a B.A. in Psychology, a B.S. in Social Work and her M.Ed.

Tracey Beaverson, M.Ed.

Position
Elementary Instructional Coach
Phone Number
952.988.4250

Tracey Beaverson has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2008. For 8 years she taught 5th and 3rd grades at Alice Smith Elementary and for 2 years she taught 3rd grade at Meadowbrook Elementary.

Lisa Becker, MA

Position
Gifted & Talented Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4888

Lisa Becker has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools since 1992. She earned her Master's degree in Gifted Education from the University of St. Thomas and her Elementary Education degree from Augsburg College.

Abigail Beekman, AS

Position
Technology Support Specialist
Phone Number
952.988.4890

Abigail (Abbie) Beekman has been working for Hopkins Public Schools as a technology support specialist since 2017.

Donna Beyer

Position
Media Paraprofessional
Phone Number
952-988-4908
Donna Beyer has worked in the Tanglen Media Center since 2002.

Abby Bracke, MS

Position
School Counselor
Phone Number
952.988.4919

Abby Bracke has been working at Tanglen Elementary as the school counselor since 2001. She earned her BA in Psychology from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

Andrea Cacka, B.S.

Position
4th Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4330

Andy graduated from Mankato State University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education (K-6) and Licensure in Special Education - EMH (K-12).

Renee Canales Funk, M.Ed.

Position
Visual Art Educator
Phone Number
952-988-4364

Renee earned her Bachelor's Degree in visual art from the University of Minnesota in 2011 and her Masters of Education in Visual Art in 2012.

Kay Chambers, B.A.

Position
Title 1 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4998

Mrs. Chambers has been teaching math and reading intervention for 16 years.

Michelle Chapin, BA

Position
Kids & Company, Lead Supervisor
Phone Number
952.988.5354

Michelle Chapin started working in the Hopkins Public Schools in 2016.

Angel Clark, BA

Position
Music Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4838

Angel Clark received her Bachelor of Music Degree from Cornell College with a double major in Music and Education. 

David Conrad

Position
Orchestra Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4773

Emily Cox, BA

Position
Band Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4774

Emily Cox joined the Hopkins Public Schools team in 2016. Before coming to Hopkins, Emily spent 8 years teaching 6th through 8th grade band at Todd County Middle School on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

Wendy Dellis, M.S.

Position
Special Education Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5268

Wendy Dellis has been teaching special education in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2001. Prior to that she was a third grade teacher for a number of years.

Sara Drezdzon, M. Ed.

Position
Kindergarten Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4875

Sara Drezdzon graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2017 with her masters in Elementary Education.

Mindy Erdal, MS

Position
Physical Education Specialist
Phone Number
952.988.5091

Mindy Erdal has been teaching Physical Education in the Hopkins Public Schools since 1986. She has taught at Tanglen, Alice Smith, Katherine Curren, and Meadowbrook Elementaries. Mindy is the Elementary Physical Education Lead, a Peer Coach and coaches elementary volleyball at Meadowbrook.

Jeremy Fisher, M.Ed.

Position
6th Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.224.7232

Mr. Fisher earned his undergraduate degree from Macalester College, and completed his graduate work at the University of MN. He is licensed K-12, and loves teaching 6th grade in the elementary setting.

Tanya Fulton, BA

Position
First Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4923

Tanya graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in the winter of 2013 with a major in Elementary Education.

Jeff Gotfredson, M.Ed.

Position
ELL Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4517

Jeff Gotfredson has been with the Hopkins Public Schools since 1999, and is licensed to teach both ELL and Spanish.

Terri Gratz, M.A. Ed.

Position
Grade 3 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5072

Terri Gratz received her BS in Education at the University of Minnesota and her Master of Arts in Education, with a certificate in Gifted Education, from Hamline University.

Beth Greeninger, B.A.

Position
4th Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4996

Beth Greeninger started working in the Hopkins Public Schools in 2014, teaching math and reading intervention support at Tanglen Elementary School. After earning a BA degree in Journalism and Communications, she worked in the incentive marketing industry for over 15 years.

Amy Guthrie, B.A.

Position
Stepping Stones, Lead Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4951

Amy has spent the last 22 years teaching preschool at Harley Hopkins Family Center. Teaching young children and getting to know their families has enriched her life.

Natalie Gutierrez, BA

Position
6th Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.224.7242

Natalie Gutierrez graduated from the College of Saint Benedict in 2018 with a BA in Elementary Education.

Jill Heath, M.Ed.

Position
Grade 1 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4877

Jill Heath has been teaching 1st grade at Tanglen Elementary since 1991. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Gustavus Adolphus and then later received a Master's Degree in Education from Mankato State University.

Sharon Holle

Position
Secretary
Phone Number
952.988.4903
Sharon Holle has been working in the Tanglen Elementary School office since 2002. Sharon is also a graduate of the Hopkins Public Schools.

Dani Hovanetz, MA

Position
5th Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4921

Dani Hovanetz has been teaching at Tanglen Elementary for 17 years. She was a Learning Resource teacher for one year, a 2nd grade teacher 10 years, and a 5th grade teacher for 6 years

 


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School Hours

Grades K–6
8:58–3:30

Office Hours
7:30–4:30

Kids & Company

952.988.4913

Principal
Jim Hebeisen, Ed. D.