Special Services Contacts & Staff

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Special Services
Hopkins Public Schools
Educational Services Center
1001 Highway 7
Hopkins, MN  55305
Phone: 952.988.4040
Fax: 952.988.4358
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Elisabeth Kallman, BA Social Work

Position
Special Education Program Coordinator & Social Worker
Phone Number
952.928.6401

Elisabeth is the coordinator for the Transition Plus Program serving students ages 18 to 21.

Julie Boehmer-Winslow, BA, MA

Position
Title I Coordinator
Phone Number
952.988.4130

Julie Boehmer-Winslow has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools since 1990. She has taught both mainstream and intervention language arts classes at Hopkins West Junior High.

Abby Bracke

Position
Counselor Lead, District
Phone Number
952.988.4919

Abby Bracke has been working at Tanglen Elementary as the school counselor since 2001.

Fhonda Contreras

Position
Director of Special Services
Phone Number
952.988.4041

Fhonda Contreras joined Hopkins School District in 2018 as the Director of Special Services.

Mary Holtan, BA, Special Education licensure in SLD/DCD

Position
Due Process Coach
Phone Number
952.988.4172

Mary has been working in the Hopkins Public School since 1973. She has worked as a special education teacher, special services coordinator, peer coach and as a TOSA serving as assistant to the Director of Special Education.

Joanne Karch, MS

Position
Assistant Director of Special Services
Phone Number
952.988.4048

Joanne joined the Hopkins Public Schools in August 2017. She has been in special education for the past 18 years as a teacher and as a coordinator

Lori Lorenz, M.S.

Position
Due Process Coach
Phone Number
952.988.4173

Lori has been in Hopkins Public Schools since 1992. She earned her Master's Degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 1987.

Mary Jo Martin, RN, MAed

Position
Licensed School Nurse/District Lead Nurse
Phone Number
952.988.4405

Mary Jo works with students, families and school staff to promote health, prevent illness, manage chronic health problems, care for acute illness and injuries and assist with referrals to community health resources.

Joan Opitz

Position
Special Services Office Manager
Phone Number
952.988.4042

Joan is the Special Services Office Manager.

Karen Pyzdrowski, BA

Position
Special Services, Third Party Billing
Phone Number
952.988.4043

Karen joined the Hopkins Public Schools, Special Services Department in January of 2016.

Brian Stanley

Position
Supervisor of Special Services
Phone Number
952.988.4319

Brian Stanley currently is employed full time as the Supervisor of Special Services for the Elementary Schools, North Junior High and West Junior High.

Jean Winzenburg

Position
Secretary to the Director of Special Services
Phone Number
952.988.4044
Jean has been working in the Hopkins School District since September 2012.
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