Stats: Third grade teacher at Meadowbrook Elementary • B.A. in elementary education, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Fourth grade was the first year Pakenham remembers loving school. It was also the first time she realized she wanted to be a teacher. By the time she entered college, choosing a major was a no-brainer. Pakenham is proud to be a teacher and loves working for the district she grew up in — and sees herself working in Hopkins for the foreseeable future.
When she isn’t teaching, she is busy with her husband and two young children reading books, doing art projects, or playing outside.
Favorite band of ‘04? The Goo Goo Dolls.
What was your favorite hangout spot at Hopkins High School? The Lindbergh Center.
What Hopkins teacher made a difference? I had wonderful teachers at the high school and cannot pinpoint just one who made a difference for me.
How did Hopkins prepare you? I learned a lot about being a part of a team and a contributing member of my community.