Nolan has a Doctorate of Educational Leadership from the University of North Dakota and a certificate in sixth-year licensure in educational leadership and administration from St. Cloud University. He also has a master of science in sociology from Minnesota State University and a degree in political science from Southwest State University.
Nolan is the father of three boys ages 31, 21, and 18. The two youngest boys attend colleges on academic and athletic scholarships. Nolan began his role late this summer.
Karla Anderson has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools at Gatewood Elementary School since 1987. She also worked part time at Harley Hopkins Early Childhood during the first two years in the District.
Mrs. Barbari enjoys working with students in the area of reading and math. She was a classroom teacher prior to becoming a title one teacher. Mrs. Barbari has an elementary teaching degree and a license in library media.
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.
Christy Daigle started with Hopkins Public Schools as an intern at Hopkins High School and Hopkins Alternative Program (HAP). She went on to serve as a long term sub school counselor at Hopkins North Jr. High, and now she is thrilled to be at Gatewood!
Carley has worked in many different educational settings, such as a level-four school, care and treatment setting, and DCD classrooms for the last four years. She believes that each student is unique, and since they are unique they deserve a specific lesson geared for their capabilities and interests.
Heather Frary has been teaching English Language Learners in the Hopkins Public Schools since 1999. Prior to teaching in Hopkins, Heather taught in elementary and junior high classrooms in Wisconsin and Forest Lake, Minnesota.
Coreen began working for Hopkins Public Schools in 2007. She started at Kaleidoscope Preschool (Harley location) as an assistant, where she was surrounded by very talented, passionate, and experienced Early Childhood directors & staff.
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.