Contacts & Staff

Human Resources
Hopkins School District
Education Services Center
1001 Highway 7
Hopkins, MN 55305
HR Phone: 952.988.4030
Benefits Phone: 952.988.4012
Fax: 952.988.4108
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Nik Lightfoot, Ed.D., J.D.

Assistant Superintendent and Director of Administrative Services
Phone Number
952.988.4028

Dr. Lightfoot began with the Hopkins School District in 1992 teaching language arts courses at Hopkins West Junior High and Hopkins High School.

Brady Flies, M.S., SPHR

Supervisor of Human Resources
Phone Number
952.988.4031

Oversees HR processes for both Licensed and Non-Licensed staff, interprets employee contracts, participates in contract negotiations and provides guidance to District Management and Administration relating to employee relations.

Julie Kaczmarek

Benefits Coordinator
Phone Number
952.988.4012

Julie manages all District Benefits programs including medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, VEBA (HRA), worker’s compensation, medical leaves of absence and employee wellness programs.

Abbey Aldrich

Human Resources Generalist
Phone Number
952.988.4095

Provides HR support to staff, updates and maintains various employee systems, generates requested reports and supports hiring authorities with postings and other requests as needed.

Susan Young

Benefits Assistant
Phone Number
952.988.4082

Susan assists the Benefits Coordinator with District Benefits programs including medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, VEBA (HRA). Susan also maintains District employee time off allocations/balances.

Sathya Jaganathan

Human Resources Assistant (A-L)
Phone Number
952.988.4015

Sathya provides Human Resources support to staff members with last names that begin with “A-L”. She coordinates new hire on-boarding, assists with medical leave of absence requests, and responds to general employment inquiries.

Alise Hofstad-Parkhill

Human Resources Assistant (M-Z)
Phone Number
952.988.4032

Alise provides Human Resources support to staff members with last names that begin with “M-Z”. She coordinates new hire on-boarding, assists with medical leave of absence requests, and responds to general employment inquiries.

Jackie Gryczan

Payroll/HR Associate, A-L
Phone Number
952.988.4011

Jackie processes payroll for Hopkins staff and substitutes, whose last name starts with the letters A-L.

Kenneth Woodard

Payroll/HR Associate, M-Z
Phone Number
952.988.4010

Kenneth processes payroll for Hopkins staff and substitutes, whose last name starts with the letters M-Z.