Special Services Contacts & Staff

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Special Services
Hopkins Public Schools
Educational Services Center
1001 Highway 7
Hopkins, MN  55305
Phone: 952.988.4040
Fax: 952.988.4358
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Linda Gardner

Position
Director of Special Services
Phone Number
952.988.4040

Linda Gardner is the Director of Special Services for Hopkins School District since 2011.

Elisabeth Kallman, BA Social Work

Position
Special Education Program Coordinator & Social Worker
Phone Number
952.928.6401

Elisabeth is the coordinator for the Transition Plus Program serving students ages 18 to 21.

Julie Boehmer-Winslow, BA, MA

Position
Title I Coordinator
Phone Number
952.988.4130
Julie Boehmer-Winslow has been working in the Hopkins Public Schools since 1990. She has taught both mainstream and intervention language arts classes at Hopkins West Junior High.
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Abby Bracke

Position
Counselor Lead, District
Phone Number
952.988.4919

Abby Bracke has been working at Tanglen Elementary as the school counselor since 2001.

Jennifer Davie, Ph.D.

Position
Special Services Supervisor, Elementary and ECSE
Phone Number
952.988.4048

Jennifer Davie has been the Special Services Coordinator for the elementary schools in Hopkins School District since 2014.

Mary Holtan, BA, Special Education licensure in SLD/DCD

Position
Due Process Coach
Phone Number
952.988.4172

Mary has been working in the Hopkins Public School since 1973. She has worked as a special education teacher, special services coordinator, peer coach and as a TOSA serving as assistant to the Director of Special Education.

Lori Lorenz, M.S.

Position
ECSE Coordinator/ Special Education Peer Coach
Phone Number
952.988.4173

Lori has been in Hopkins Public Schools since 1992. She earned her Master's Degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 1987.

Patti Malberg, MA

Position
Physical and Health Disabilities Teacher
Phone Number
952.988.5321

Patti Malberg has been in the district since 1988. For the first 9 years, she served as a EBD/LD/DCD-MM teacher at Delta Day Treatment with students in grades 7-12.

Mary Jo Martin, RN, MAed

Position
Licensed School Nurse/District Lead Nurse
Phone Number
952.988.4405

Mary Jo works with students, families and school staff to promote health, prevent illness, manage chronic health problems, care for acute illness and injuries and assist with referrals to community health resources.

Joan Opitz

Position
Special Services Office Manager
Phone Number
952.988.4042

Joan is the Special Services Office Manager.

Karen Pyzdrowski, BA

Position
Special Services, Third Party Billing
Phone Number
952.988.4043

Karen joined the Hopkins Public Schools, Special Services Department in January of 2016.

Brian Stanley

Position
Special Services Coordinator, Secondary Schools
Phone Number
952.988.4319

Brian Stanley currently is employed full time as the Special Services Secondary Coordinator for North Junior High, West Junior High, Hopkins High School and Transition Plus.

Jean Winzenburg

Position
Secretary to the Director of Special Services
Phone Number
952.988.4044
Jean has been working in the Hopkins School District since September 2012.
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