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.

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.

Emily Bergen, BA

Position
EL Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4873

Emily Bergen received her BA from Queens College, and taught English for two years in New York before joining Hopkins Public Schools in 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, 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.

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

Stephanie Deehr, BS

Position
Grade 5 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4887

Stephanie graduated with a BS in Elementary Education from St. Cloud State University.

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.

Lynn Erstad, MS

Position
Kindergarten Teacher, Full Day
Phone Number
952.988.4924

Lynn Erstad has been teaching kindergarten in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2006. She received her B.S. in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood Minor from MN State University in Mankato and her Masters in Education from the College of St. Scholastica.

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.

Jocelyn Herby, MA

Position
Grade 6 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4935

Jocelyn Herby received her BA from Luther College and her MA from Saint Mary's University. She taught 9 years in Waconia, MN before joining the Hopkins Public Schools in 2015.

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.

Danielle Hovanetz

Position
5th Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4921

Kimberly Husfeldt, Ed.S.

Position
School Psychologist
Phone Number
952.988.4419

Kimberly Husfeldt has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2001. She originally started her career at Hopkins West Junior High as a special education case manager and work experience teacher.

Lucia Jochim, B.S.

Position
Kindergarten Paraprofessional

Lucia Jochim graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been at Tanglen Elementary since 2016.

Dianne Johanson, M.Ed.

Position
Fles teacher, Spanish

Dianne Johanson comes to Hopkins Public Schools with many years of teaching in a Spanish Immersion school. She loves building relationships with her students.

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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.