Contacts and Staff

Constance (Connie) Smith, B.A.

Position
Kindergarten Paraprofessional

Connie Smith has been at Tanglen Elementary since 2015. Up until then, she taught in grades 2-6 in her 12 years overseas in Romania.

Pam Soltis, BA

Position
Grade 2 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4880

Pam Soltis began teaching in the Hopkins School District in 1990 after earning a BS in Elementary Education from the University of Iowa.

Danielle Sorenson, M.A.

Position
Special Education Teacher - Evaluation Specialist
Phone Number
952.988.4895

Danielle has been teaching in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2011. She earned her BS from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire and her MA from Saint Mary's University.

Beth Specht, MS

Position
Grade 4 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4927

Beth graduated from Northern Illinois University. Beth has taught Art, Special Education, Fifth Grade, and Second Grade in rural, urban, and suburban settings.

Alisa Sprain, B.A.

Position
RTI Paraprofessional and Kids & Company
Phone Number
952.988.5194

This is Alisa Sprain's first year back in the Hopkins Public Schools. Alisa has taught reading in West Central, Minnesota and Head Start in Lady lake, Florida.

Joan Stole, BSN

Position
Licensed School Nurse
Phone Number
952.988.4914

Joan is a graduate of St. Olaf College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. She has past nursing experience as a hospital staff nurse, and also as a Public Health Nurse in Minneapolis.

Kevin Strong, M.A.

Position
Physical Education Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4137

Kevin has been teaching physical education in the Hopkins School District since 1996.

Sara Vanhove, BA

Position
First Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4878

Sara Vanhove graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a double major in Elementary and Special Education.

Michelle Wilcox, B.S.

Position
Lead Supervisor
Phone Number
952-988-4884

Michelle has worked for Kids & Company since 1993.

Anna Wosika, MA

Position
Kindergarten Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4287

Anna earned her BS in Elementary Education (K-Grade 6) and Minor in Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 3) from Mankato State University. Anna has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2002. Anna earned her BS in Elementary Education and Minor in Early Childhood Education from Mankato State University, and her MA in Differentiated Instruction from Concordia.

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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.