Sara Schmidt began her career as a fourth grade teacher in St. Paul. She then earned her Master’s Degree and K-12 Principal License from the University of Minnesota, and became an Assistant Director the following year. She joined the Eisenhower Elementary/XinXing Academy team in 2014.
Tracey Beaverson has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2008. For 8 years she taught 5th and 3rd grades at Alice Smith Elementary and for 2 years she taught 3rd grade at Meadowbrook Elementary.
Danielle Bogucki has been teaching in Health in Hopkins Public Schools since 2001. She earned her BA in Health Education (5-12) and Physical Education (K-12), as well as a minor in Coaching from the University of Wisconsin River Falls. Danielle has also completed her Master in Education at St. Mary’s University.
Emily Cox joined the Hopkins Public Schools team in 2016. Before coming to Hopkins, Emily spent 8 years teaching 6th through 8th grade band at Todd County Middle School on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
Harald Faber has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2002. For 4 years he taught in the special education department at Hopkins High School and for 10 years in the special education department at Tanglen Elementary school.
Jonathan Feulner has been an educator in Hopkins Public Schools since 2014. He has a BA in Arts Administration from the University of Minnesota with further studies in Jazz and Music Education at Northern Illinois University.
Jeff Gotfredson has been with the Hopkins Public Schools since 1999, and is licensed to teach both ELL and Spanish. Having spent over 15 years working with ELL students at Eisenhower Elementary School, Mr. Gotfredson has also taught for Hopkins Adult Options in Education and for English language learners at Tanglen Elementary. In addition to holding a BA in Spanish and an M.Ed. in Second Language Curriculum and Instruction, he has earned a post-graduate certificate in Translation Studies and holds a credential as a qualified community interpreter.
Tonya has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools since 2010. She began working as a special ed para substitute then moved to Harley Hopkins Family Center as Child Study Secretary in 2011 and then to Eisenhower as Child Study Secretary in 2013.
Lara Hammer earned her B.A. in Spanish and Studio Arts from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus. She studied abroad in Cuernavaca, Mexico and in Mérida, Venezuela and focused on South American literature.