Contacts and Staff

Greta Evans-Becker, Ed.D.

Position
Principal
Phone Number
952.988.5101

Dr. Evans-Becker became Meadowbrook principal in 2008. She has over 20 years of experience as an educator. She is a National Board Certified Early Childhood Generalist with a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education, a Masters degree in Child and Family Studies, and Doctor of Education in Educational Policy and Administration.

Natalie Sawatzky, MS

Position
Assistant Principal
Phone Number
952.988.5105

Natalie Sawatzky has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2004. For 10 years she served as the School Counselor at Meadowbrook Elementary. She now serves as Meadowbrook's Assistant Principal.

Ann Aanestad, BS

Position
Kaleidoscope Preschool Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5126

Ann teaches in the Kaleidoscope Preschool Program at Meadowbrook Elementary. She enjoys working with children and getting to know their families. You can register for the Kaleidoscope Preschool Programs through Harley Hopkins Early Childhood Learning Center at 952.988.5000.

Heidi Annexstad

Position
Office Clerk
Phone Number
952.988.5100

Heidi loves working with the kids, teachers and parents at Meadowbrook. When she's not working, she likes to cook, read, and chase deer out of her garden.

Carey Arnold, BA

Position
Learning Support Paraprofessional
Phone Number
952.988.5117

Mrs. Arnold began teaching Learning Support groups at Meadowbrook during the 2011-12 school year. She has really enjoyed working with small groups of students on their reading and math skills so they can become more successful in their homeroom classrooms.

Jana Balfany, M.S.

Position
Licensed School Nurse
Phone Number
952.988.5104

Jana graduated from St. Olaf College in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Jenny Ball

Position
Office Clerk
Phone Number
952.988.5103

Jenny has worked at Meadowbrook Elementary since 2006. She is currently part of the office team, and loves coming to work every day.

Brittany Bancroft, MPP, BA

Position
5th Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5098

Brittany Bancroft has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2018. Prior to teaching at Meadowbrook Elementary she has worked in Bloomington Public Schools as a paraprofessional while finishing her teaching license at the College of St. Scholastica.

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.

Emily Beelen, BA

Position
Learning Support Paraprofessional
Phone Number
952.224.7232

Emily Beelen has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2015. Emily Beelen received a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Bethel University in 2002.

David Bell, MAT

Position
Grade 1 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5081

David Bell joined the Hopkins Public Schools in 2013. He taught 2nd and 4th grade for three years in New Mexico. He served in the Peace Corps, living in a small village in Niger, West Africa.

Stephanie Bell, MA

Position
Grade 4 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5079

Stephanie Bell has been a teacher in the Hopkins School District since 1999. She has taught at three elementary schools within the district—Eisenhower, Glen Lake, and currently Meadowbrook.

Kim Browdie, BS

Position
Grade 2 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5067

Kim Browdie has been with the Hopkins Public Schools since 1999. Prior to teaching she worked as a dental assistant for seven years. Her education background includes a BS in Elementary Education from Minnesota State University–Moorhead.

Chuck Burmeister, MS

Position
Grade 5 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5066

Education is a career change for Chuck. His first degree was a Bachelor of Arts degree from Augsburg College, and his second degree, which he obtained 8 years later, is a Bachelor of Science degree for Elementary Education from the University of Minnesota.

Kristin Cadogan, B.A.

Position
Kindergarten Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5075

Kristin Cadogan has been teaching in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2004. She has taught a variety of grades, but has spent the most time in Kindergarten.

Michelle Chapin

Position
Kids & Co - Assistant Site Lead
Phone Number
952.988.5354

Michelle Chapin started working in the Hopkins Public Schools in 2016. She has a degree from the U of M in Morris in Spanish and Secondary Education. 

Erika Charlesworth Seiler, BS

Position
Grade 2 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5083

Erika is currently job-sharing a 2nd grade teaching position. She has taught since 1993, with experience in grades 2, 3, 4, and 6.

Kay Christenson

Position
Kids & Co. - 2nd Grade Supervisor
Phone Number
952.988.5062

Zachary Clark, BS

Position
Student Support Specialist
Phone Number
952.988.5113

Zac joined the Meadowbrook Elementary team in 2016.

David Conrad

Position
Orchestra Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4773

Madeline Conrad, LICSW

Position
School Social Worker & Special Education Department Lead
Phone Number
952.988.4973

Madeline Tolkan Conrad has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools since 1999.  She began in the District at Hopkins West Junior High as a school social worker.  After 6 years, she transitioned to the elementary setting, and is currently full time at Alice Smith Elementary School.

Beth Davis, M.Ed.

Position
Learning Support Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5118

Beth Davis joined the staff of Meadowbrook Elementary as the Learning Support Teacher in 2009.

Paige Davis, BA

Position
First Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5074

Paige Davis started teaching for Hopkins Public Schools in 2017. Previously, she worked at Princeton Public Schools as a First Grade Spanish Immersion teacher.

Shanyn Dick, M.Ed.

Position
Stepping Stones Lead Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5123

Shanyn graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2015 with a Masters in Early Childhood Education and a minor in child psychology and has been teaching at Meadowbrook Stepping Stones ever since.

Megan Doherty, MA

Position
Grade 4 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4956

Megan started teaching for Hopkins Public Schools in 2014. She has taught both fifth and fourth grade.

Katie Duffy, M.Ed.

Position
Kindergarten Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4984

Katie began her career at Meadowbrook Elementary in 1998. She has taught 3rd and 4th grade, been a literacy coach, and is currently teaching Kindergarten.

Melissa Elsen, M.S.

Position
6th Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5179

Melissa Elsen has been teaching in Hopkins Public Schools since 2015. She earned her Bachelor's degree from St. Cloud State in elementary education, with a special emphasis on grades 5-8 science.

Mindy Erdal, DAPE, MS

Position
Elementary 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 District Physical Education Coordinator, Elementary Physical Education Lead and coaches elementary volleyball at Meadowbrook.

Harald Faber, Ed.D.

Position
Special Education Evaluation Specialist
Phone Number
952.988.4872

Harald Faber has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2002. For 4 years he taught in the special education department at Hopkins High School and for 10 years in the special education department at Tanglen Elementary school.

Bethany Ferron, MA

Position
Spanish FLES

Bethany Ferron joined the Spanish FLES team in 2015, but has been in education since 2008. She taught Spanish and ESOL in Washington, DC and worked as a literacy consultant, collaborating with teachers to support their instruction.

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School Hours

Grades K–6
9:33–4:05

Office Hours 
8:30–4:30

Kids & Company

952.988.5062

Principal
Dr. Greta Evans-Becker Natalie Sawatzky, Assistant Principal