Contacts & Staff

Department of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
Hopkins Public Schools 
Eisenhower Community Center
1001 Highway 7
Hopkins, MN 55305
Phone: 952.988.4036
Fax: 952.988.4311
Email

Karen Terhaar, M.Ed.

Position
Director of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
Phone Number
952.988.4037

Karen has a bachelor of science and a master's degree in education from the University of Minnesota, and a principal's licensure from Hamline University.

Becky Allen

Position
Staff Development & Title II Coordinator
Phone Number
952.988.4104

Becky Allen has been employed with the Hopkins Public Schools since 1992.

Tim Amlie

Position
CTE Coordinator/Technology Education Instructor
Phone Number
952.988.4631

Growing up in west central Minnesota, Tim Amlie attended St. Cloud State University.  He came to the Hopkins School District in 1998.

Mary Andersen, M.A.

Position
Media Services Coordinator
Phone Number
952.988.4123

Mary began her leadership position in District Media Services in the fall of 2006, after working in Roseville and Hopkins Public Schools as a classroom teacher and media specialist.

Nancy Anderson

Position
Office of Teaching, Learning, Assessment & Title Programs Administrative Assistant
Phone Number
952.988.4133

Jen Behnke, M.F.A.

Position
Language Arts Teacher & Secondary Literacy Coordinator
Phone Number
952.988.4779

Jen Behnke earned her BA in Teaching and English from Carleton College, her MFA in Writing from Hamline University, and her Certificate in Teaching Writing and Critical Literacy from the U of M.

Stanley Brown, M. Ed

Position
Coordinator of Equity and Inclusion
Phone Number
952.988.4140

Stanley joined the Hopkins Public Schools in 2008.

Carlos Connell-Torres, M.Ed.

Position
EL Program Coordinator—Elementary
Phone Number
952.988.4889

Carlos Connell-Torres acquired a B.A. from the University of St. Thomas and M.Ed. from the University of Minnesota, with concentrations in English, Linguistics, Spanish and Biology.

Scott Endo

Position
EL Program Coordinator —Secondary
Phone Number
952.988.4589

Scott has been working with the English Learner program of Hopkins since 1993.

Susan Gruidl, M.A.

Position
Gifted & Talented Services Coordinator
Phone Number
952.988.4915

Susan Gruidl began her career teaching in the elementary classroom and then was a Gifted and Talented Teacher at Tanglen Elementary.

Jane Kleinman, M.A.

Position
Health Coordinator
Phone Number
952.988.4629
Jane Kleinman has a BA in Economics from St. Olaf College and a MA in Health Education from University of St. Thomas. Jane has been teaching at Hopkins High School since 1993 and currently serves as the Health Science Department Chair.
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Michele Luke, M.Ed.

Position
Mathematics Curriculum Coordinator, STEM Co-coordinator
Phone Number
952.988.4180

Michele Luke has been working in Hopkins Public Schools since 1999. She has been the K-12 Mathematics Curriculum Coordinator since that time.

Kathryn O'Gorman

Position
Data & Assessment Service Provider
Phone Number
952.988.4102

Terri Osland, M.S.

Position
HHS Media Specialist & District Learning Coach
Phone Number
952.988.4674

Terri Osland is a HHS Library Media Specialist and District Digital Learning Coach.

Toni Schwartz, M.Ed.

Position
Curriculum coordinator for Science & STEM
Phone Number
952.988.4336

Toni Schwartz has been employed by the Hopkins School District since 1991. During her time in Hopkins she has taught Earth Science, Life Science and Physical Science at West Junior High School.

Allegra Smisek, M.Ed.

Position
Teacher & K-12 Social Studies Coordinator
Phone Number
952.988.4737

Allegra Smisek has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2008. She received her undergraduate degree in History, Religion, and American Studies at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN.

Lisa Sohn, M.Ed

Position
World Language Coordinator
Phone Number
952.988.4661
Lisa Sohn earned her B.S. in Spanish and Secondary Education from Minot State University in 1992. She earned her M.A. in Education from Hamline University in 2005.
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Alan Thompson, M.A.

Position
Fine Arts Coordinator and Master Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4976

After graduating from Hopkins High School, Alan Thompson attended the University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire. While there as a student, he directed the Jazz IV and Jazz V ensembles, and planned, implemented, and directed the university's first-ever pep band.

Erik Thompson, MS

Position
Spanish Teacher, World Lang. Department Chair, District AVID Director
Phone Number
952.988.4853

Señor Thompson has been teaching Spanish in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2004. During his time here, Erik has taught Levels I, II, and IIII as well as develop and teach the Juntos courses offered at North.

Teresa Van Batavia, M.S.

Position
Elementary Literacy Coordinator/District Math Coach
Phone Number
952.988.4055

Teresa earned her BA-Elementary Education, MS-Talent Development and Gifted Education.

Molly Wieland, Ph.D.

Position
XinXing Curriculum Coordinator and French Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4038

Molly Wieland received a PhD in French linguistics from Indiana University in 1990. She was on the French faculty at the University of Minnesota before coming to Hopkins in 1995.