Contacts and Staff

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.

Joyce Peifer

Position
Kindergarten Paraprofessional

Mrs. Peifer is a Kindergarten paraprofessional supporting Ms. Koloski and students.

Jessica Petersen, AAS

Position
Kindergarten Paraprofessional/Kids & Co. Activities Assistant
Phone Number
952-988-5062

Ellen Poppy, BA

Position
FLES Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4503

Profe Poppy graduated from the University of Wisconsin River Falls in 2015 with a Bachelors in Spanish and TESOL Education.

Rachael Ramy, M.Ed.

Position
Grade 3 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5077

Rachael Ramy graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in 2001 with a degree in Elementary Education. Since graduating she has had the opportunity to teach at a variety of grade levels in the Hopkins Public Schools, as well as teach abroad.

Jessi Rao, MA

Position
ELL Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5093

Jessi Rao has taught English Language Learners in Hopkins Schools since 2005. She has a Masters in English Literature and ELL certification from Hamline University.

Jean Reichow, B.S.

Position
FLES Kindergarten Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4624

Jean Reichow received her B.S. in Education from Mankato State University with a speciality in Spanish.

Kathy Rezac, M.Ed.

Position
Grade 6 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5060

Kathy Rezac received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Bemidji State University and her Masters Degree in Family Education, as well as her Parent Education license, from the University of Minnesota.

Sara Roberts, MA

Position
Kindergarten Paraprofessional

Mrs. Roberts is a Kindergarten paraprofessional supporting Mrs. Schaefer and students.

Kathleen Roller, M.Ed.

Position
Challenge Coordinator
Phone Number
952.988.5121

Kathleen Roller has been with the Hopkins School District since 1997. Previous to Hopkins, she taught in California for six years. She has been a classroom teacher for grades 3, 5, and 6, and she has also taught grades K-6 for the Gifted and Talented.

Anna Ruess, MA

Position
Kindergarten Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5089

Anna Ruess joined the Meadowbrook staff in 2012 after student teaching at Gatewood Elementary School in the Hopkins Public Schools.

Lee Anne Schaefer, M.S.

Position
Kindergarten Teacher
Phone Number
952-988-5085

Lee Anne Schaefer received her B.S. in Education from St. Cloud State University and her Master's Degree from St. Mary's University.

Marie Scholtz, B.A.

Position
Vocal Music Teacher, grades 2-6
Phone Number
952.988.4959

Marie Scholtz is a music educator with K-12 teaching experience in Minnesota and New York.Mrs. Scholtz teaches music to 2nd-6th graders at Meadowbrook Elementary and directs children's choirs at Plymouth Congregational Church. She is pursuing her master's degree from the University of St. Thomas, with an emphasis in choral conducting (and is almost done!).

James Scott, Ed. S.

Position
School Psychologist
Phone Number
952.988.4492

After receiving his BA in Psychology in 1990, James Scott worked withtroubled youth and their families for several years in a variety ofcapacities.

Courtney Seaberg, B.A.

Position
Special Education Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5069

Courtney started in Hopkins Public Schools in 2017. She graduated from University of Minnesota Duluth in December 2014 with a degree in Integrated Elementary and Special Education.

Terry Sharratt, M.Ed.

Position
Special Education Teacher, EBD, SLD
Phone Number
952.988.5114

Terry Sharratt graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA degree in Social Work. She obtained Elementary Education license from Augsburg and an M.Ed. from Bethel University.

Jennifer Silus, M.Ed.

Position
Visual Arts Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4255

Jennifer Silus began teaching art in Hopkins Public Schools in 1997. She has taught at all levels in the district; High School, Junior High and Elementary.

Wendy Snow

Position
Kids & Co. 4th Grade Supervisor
Phone Number
952.988.5062

Wendy has been working for Hopkins Public Schools, Kids & Company since February 1991. She has worked with Pre-K through Sixth Grade, throughout the District elementary schools.

Nicole Sobanski, M.S.

Position
School Counselor
Phone Number
952.988.4443

Nicole has worked for Meadowbrook Elementary since January 2015. Prior to her work at Meadowbrook she was a Lead Behavior Therapist at the Minnesota Autism Center for over 7 years.

Michael Sorenson, MA

Position
3rd Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5293

Michael Sorenson has been working at Hopkins Public Schools since 2012. He started at Alice Smith Elementary School. He worked as a playground and lunchroom paraprofessional, at Kids & Co, and as a kindergarten paraprofessional.

Gwen Stephens, BA

Position
Technology Support Specialist
Phone Number
952.988.5112

Gwen has been with the Hopkins Public Schools in the technology support roll since 1996.

Brock Tesdahl, BA

Position
Physical Education Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5091

Brock has been teaching Physical Education in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2015.

Tanya Teske, BA

Position
1st Grade Teacher

Tanya began working in the Hopkins Public Schools in 2014.

Justin Thorvilson, B.S.

Position
Grade 2 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5088

Justin Thorvilson graduated with honors from Augsburg College in 2013, earning a degree in Elementary Education.

Tammy Treiber, BS

Position
4th Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4352

Tammy Treiber has been teaching in the Hopkins Public Schools since 1998. She worked at Elsenhower Elementary in third and fourth grade until 2018.

Sara Turman, M.A., CCC-SLP

Position
Speech Language Pathologist
Phone Number
952.988.4974

Sara Turman received her undergraduate degree from Hamline University in St. Paul in English and Linguistics in 1998, and her Master's degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Minnesota in 2001.

Tasha Vogt, BA

Position
Spanish FLES Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5302

Tasha Vogt has been in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2000. For 16 years she taught Spanish 1-4 at Hopkins High School and joined the FLES team in 2017 at Meadowbrook Elementary.

Molly Warden, BA

Position
Rti Paraprofessional

Ms. Warden was an art teacher at Loyola High School Mankato, MN from 1993-97, and an instructor for Hopkins Community Ed. from 2000-2013. She joined Rti staff in 2009.

Therese Weil

Position
Office Clerk
Phone Number
952.988.5234

Therese has been a Meadowbrook parent and volunteer since 2010. Working in the school office provides one more opportunity to interact with our wonderful school community.

Cami Welter, BA

Position
Administrative Assistant
Phone Number
952.988.5102

Before moving to Minnesota in 2008, Cami worked at St. Therese School for eleven years in Kansas City, Missouri. Cami has been working for Hopkins Public Schools since August 2008.

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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