Contacts and Staff

Paul Domer, MA

Position
Principal
Phone Number
952.988.4301

Paul Domer has been working in the Hopkins School District since 2004. He taught 5th grade at Meadowbrook Elementary after teaching for three years in Columbia Heights as a 3rd and 4th grade teacher.

Sara Schmidt, MA

Position
Assistant Principal
Phone Number
952.988.4345

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.

Andrew Adair, MS

Position
Special Education Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4342

Andrew Adair is originally from Southern California. Andrew Adair started his teaching career in Oregon and Washington state where he earned both his BS and Master's degree from Portland State University.

Sue-Ellen Baird

Position
Vocal Music Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4272

Jeni Belvedere, MS

Position
Grade 3 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4357

Jeni currently teaches third grade at Eisenhower Elementary.  Jeni has served on many different committees including the site Equity Team.

Cathy Berger, MS

Position
XinXing English Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4008

Kathy Bouten, MA

Position
Grade 5 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4283

Kathy Bouten has been teaching at Eisenhower Elementary since joining the Hopkins Public Schools in 1998. She graduated from The College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota and began her career as a third grade teacher. The following year she received her Masters of Arts in Education from Hamline University.

Sarah Brookner, B.A., K-12 Reading License

Position
Grade 6 Teacher
Phone Number
952-988-4316

Mrs. Brookner began her teaching career in 1997 in Minneapolis.

D'Lisa Campbell

Position
Kids & Co Lead Supervisor and OST Supervisor
Phone Number
952.988.5316 or 952.451.9839

Elayne Chiat

Position
Special Education Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5227

Tonya Christianson

Position
Cook Manager

Tonya Christianson has worked for the Hopkins School Nutriton department since 2003.

Cindy Collins

Position
Playground Paraprofessional

Cindy is a playground paraprofessional and works as an activities assistant at Kids and Co. Cindy has two children and one grandson.

Cindy Collins

Position
Kids & Co Activities Assistant

Emily Cox, BA

Position
Band Director
Phone Number
952.988.4774

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.

Courtney Davis, MS

Position
School Counselor
Phone Number
952.988.4305

Courtney Davis is the school counselor at Eisenhower and XinXing Academy. Prior to coming to Hopkins she taught social skills to elementary aged students in a day treatment facility. In her free time Courtney enjoys walking her dog, cooking, and reading.

Katie Dickerson, MA

Position
Art Educator
Phone Number
952.988.4343

Katie Dickerson has been working for the Hopkins Public Schools since 1995. During these years she has taught at both the elementary and junior high levels.

Megan Doherty, M.A.

Position
Fourth Grade Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4320

Megan earned her B.A. in Business Administration (Finance) and her M.A. with a focus in K-12 Literacy.

Harald Faber, Ed.D.

Position
Special Education Evaluation Specialist
Phone Number
952.988.4872

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, B.A.

Position
Elementary Music Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4727

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.

Betty Foulkes

Position
Kids & Co Activities Assistant

Donna Friedman, BS

Position
Paraprofessional
Phone Number
952.988.6732

Mrs. Friedman graduated with a bachelor of science degree from Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She majored in Human Services with a specialization in Child and Adolescent development, Psychology and Counseling. 

Robyne Frober, M.Ed.

Position
Gifted & Talented Coordinator
Phone Number
952.988.4327

Robyne has been teaching in the Hopkins Public Schools since 1993.

Tamara Gebhardt, MS

Position
Speech-Language Pathologist
Phone Number
952.988.4233

Tamara has been working as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the Hopkins Public Schools since 1991.

Elen Gilder, MA, K-12 Reading License

Position
Title I Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4259

Elen has been teaching since 2002. She has worked as both a classroom teacher and as an intervention teacher.

Wendy Graves, M.Ed.

Position
Spanish Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4338

Wendy attended the U of M Twin Cities for both her undergrad and graduate degrees.

Mae Gruss, MA

Position
Grade 2 Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4280

Mrs. Mae Gruss (formerly Miss Robinson) has been with the Hopkins district since 1999.

Tonya Gunstenson, BA

Position
Child Study Secretary
Phone Number
952.988.4309

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.

Dawn Hanson

Position
Kids & Co 2-3 Supervisor
Phone Number
952.988.4274

Kim Hessian

Position
Kids & Co 4-6 Supervisor
Phone Number
952.988.4194

Judy Hughes

Position
Title I Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.4342

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School Hours

Grades K–6
8:58–3:30

XinXing Academy
8:58–3:30

Office Hours
7:30–4:00

Kids & Company

952.988.4274

Principal
Paul Domer, Principal Sara Schmidt, Assistant Principal