Contacts and Staff

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.

Kevin Johnson

Position
Head Custodian
Phone Number
952.988.4906

Kevin Johnson started working in Hopkins Public Schools in September 1994 at Tanglen Elementary.

Linnea Josephson, MA

Position
EL Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4312

Linnea Josephson is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College and the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Erika Kraus, BA

Position
Title 1 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4909

Erika Kraus graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in elementary education. She has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2016.

Stacia Krzyzanowski, BA

Position
Special Education Paraprofessional

Ms. Stacia has been a special education paraprofessional at Tanglen Elementary since 2019.

Tammy LaCasse, A.A.

Position
2-3 Supervisor
Phone Number
952-988-4913

Tammy has worked for Kids & Company since 1997.

David Laird

Position
Special Education Paraprofessional

Suzy Lane, MA

Position
English Language Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4252

Suzy Lane began in the Hopkins Public Schools working as a Title One Teacher with a BA in Elementary Education.

Erika Lewis, B.A.

Position
Stepping Stones Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4879

Erika received her degree from the University of Wisconsin at River Falls in 1995. She student taught at Gatewood and worked for Kids & Company at the same time.

Kate Marston, B.S.

Position
Kindergarten Teacher

Kate received her B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri. She has been working within Hopkins Public Schools since 2012.

Karen Marx, BS

Position
Administrative Assistant
Phone Number
952.988.4902
Karen began with the Hopkins School District in 1992 at Hopkins High School as a paraprofessional in the Science department for 11 years. She has been the Administrative Assistant at Tanglen since the fall of 2003.

Chelsea McCall

Position
Special Education Paraprofessional

Chelsea McCall has been working as a paraprofessional in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2013.

Kate McKane, MA

Position
Special Education Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4298

Kate McKane has been teaching in the Hopkins School District since 2002.

Brittany Mikelson, MSW, LICSW

Position
School Social Worker
Phone Number
952.988.4794

Brittany started working as a school social worker in the Hopkins Public Schools  in 2018. After graduate school, she provided individual, family, and group therapy to kids and families through St. David's Center in day treatment as well as in home, in schools, and in the community.

Bridget Millage, B.S.

Position
K-1 Activity Assistant
Phone Number
952-988-4913

Bridget has worked for Kids & Company since 2007.

Fadumo Mohamed, M.Ed.

Position
2nd Grade Teacher

Fadumo Mohamed has a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education and a Masters of Education in Elementary Education and Teaching from the University of Minnesota. Go Gophers!

Wendy Norcross

Position
Special Education Secretary
Phone Number
952.988.4917

Wendy has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools since 1999.

Lori O'Neil, M.Ed.

Position
Second Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4949

Lori O'Neil has been teaching in Hopkins Public Schools since 2008. She graduated from St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota, in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education. She earned a Masters of Education degree with a focus in literacy from Hamline University in 2009.

Lori Palesch, M.Ed.

Position
DAPE Specialist
Phone Number
952.988.5219

Lori has been teaching in the Hopkins Public Schools since 1991. She has taught physical education and DAPE at Hopkins High School, Katherine Curren and Gatewood Elementary Schools.

Gretchen Pass, MS

Position
Kindergarten Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4273

Elizabeth Patrick, M.Ed.

Position
2nd Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4929

Liz Patrick has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2012. Liz earned her B.S., M.Ed., and Reading License from the University of Minnesota. Go Gophers!

Tracy Pedersen

Position
Speech Language Pathologist
Phone Number
952-988-4981

Martha Raid, BA

Position
6th Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4235

Mrs. Raid has been teaching in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2016. 

Lisa Rickman, BME

Position
Band Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5222

Lisa Rickman has been teaching fifth and sixth grade band in Hopkins Public Schools since 1999. She previously taught elementary and junior high band in Hartford, South Dakota and Forest Lake, Minnesota.

Kim Rossow, B.S.

Position
5th Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4885

Kim Rossow has been teaching at Tanglen Elementary since the fall of 2011. Prior to that, she provided reading and math intervention services to Tanglen students in grades 2-6.

Kari Samuelson, M.Ed.

Position
3rd Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4934

Kari Samuelson graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She has been teaching in the Hopkins Public Schools since 1988. She has taught 6th, 1st, 2nd, 5th, and 3rd grades.

Kate Schoenborn, BA

Position
Grade 4 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4894

Kate Schoenborn received her BA from the University of North Dakota in May of 2017.

Krista Schumacher

Position
3rd Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4932

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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.