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.

Stephanie Bagstad, BFA

Position
Special Education Paraprofessional/Kids & Co. Activities Assistant
Phone Number
952.988.5100

Stephanie Bagstad has a BFA degree in Film Making, Photography & Video from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Jana Balfany, RN, LSN, MS

Position
Licensed School Nurse
Phone Number
952.988.5104

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

Tracey Beaverson, M.Ed.

Position
3rd Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5080

Tracey Beaverson has been in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2008. For 8 years she taught 3rd (2 years) and 5th (6 years) grade at Alice Smith Elementary.

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.

Jan Busch, B.S.

Position
Kindergarten Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5084

Jan has been teaching kindergarten in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2009. She has prior teaching experience in kindergarten, second, third and fourth grades.

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. - Kindergarten Supervisor
Phone Number
952.988.5062

Zachary Clark, BS

Position
Behavior Specialist
Phone Number
952.988.5113

Zac joined the Meadowbrook Elementary team in the spring of 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.

Emily Cox, BA

Position
Band Director
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.

Beth Davis, M.Ed.

Position
Learning Support Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5118

Beth Davis is the Learning Support Teacher at Meadowbrook Elementary School. She has many years of experience, including classroom teaching and as an LRT (Learning Resource Teacher) in the Hopkins Public Schools.

Tara Davy, BS

Position
Kindergarten Paraprofessional

Tara Davy graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2012. While in Michigan, she taught second grade for two years.

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.

Katelyn Emanuele, BA

Position
Kindergarten Paraprofessional/Kids & Co. Activities Assistant

Katelyn Emanuele graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 2012. 

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.

Kim Feist, B.S.

Position
Lead OST Supervisor
Phone Number
952.988.5090

Kim has worked in the Hopkins Public Schools since 1998. She worked at L.H. Tanglen Elementary for eight years and has worked at Meadowbrook Elementary since 2006.

Bethany Ferron, MA

Position
Spanish FLES

Bethany Berg 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.

Sarah Fish

Position
Special Education Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5304

Sarah Fish has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2012.  She received her Elementary Education degree in 2009

Jeremy Fisher, M.Ed.

Position
RTI Staff

Mr. Fisher's teaching experience includes the Minneapolis and Hopkins Public Schools.

Sarah Gleason, M.Ed

Position
Third Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5153

Mrs. Gleason has been teaching since 2005 in a variety of grades. In 2002 she completed her B.S. in Foundations of Elementary Education through the University of Minnesota, and her Masters of Education shortly there after.

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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