Kevin attended high school in Melrose, Minnesota, and is a 1989 graduate of Bemidji State University. After graduation he spent a year in Albert Lea, Minnesota, teaching 5th grade. Since the 1990 school year he has been a 6th grade teacher for the Hopkins School District.
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.
Lisa Becker has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools since 1992. She earned her Master's degree in Gifted Education from the University of St. Thomas and her Elementary Education degree from Augsburg College.
Jenelle has spent the last 27 years committed to educating young children and connecting with families both in the U.S. and throughout the Caribbean. She is passionate about social justice, promoting self identity and empathy skills in children and working towards an anti-racist world. Jenelle values the pure joy of play!
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.
Mindy Erdal has been teaching Physical Education in the Hopkins Public Schools since 1986. She has taught at Tanglen, Alice Smith, Katherine Curren, and Meadowbrook Elementaries. Mindy is the Elementary Physical Education Lead, a Peer Coach and coaches elementary volleyball at Meadowbrook.
Beth Greeninger started working in the Hopkins Public Schools in 2014, teaching math and reading intervention support at Tanglen Elementary School. After earning a BA degree in Journalism and Communications, she worked in the incentive marketing industry for over 15 years.
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.
Jill Heath has been teaching 1st grade at Tanglen Elementary since 1991. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Gustavus Adolphus and then later received a Master's Degree in Education from Mankato State University.