Senior Lecturer


Room: UW1-137
Phone: 425-352-3561
Box 358531

Academic Interests:

Dr. Hopkins’ academic interests include school leadership, specifically as it relates to development of principals and principal coaching, as well as teacher leadership.  She works in the area of the role and strategies of school and district leadership in school reform to close the achievement gap.  She also focuses on seamless development of school leaders and effective educators from pre-service training through induction, and support for teachers/ teacher leaders as they grow in their career.  She has worked extensively in the area of school/university partnerships to prepare teachers and leaders in high needs schools.

Teaching activities:

Dr. Hopkins assists with the administration of the Leadership for Development of Educators Program (LEDE), supports administrative interns, and teaches LEDE 550A, Leading Inclusive School Communities.

Professional Activities:

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Phi Delta Kappa
Learning Forward
Washington Association of School  Administrators
National Network for Education Renewal
Co-facilitator-Leaders for Teacher Preparing Schools

Selected Awards and Honors:

Washington Association of School Administrators School Achievement Award (2007)
Administrator of the Year (State Individual Award-Curriculum Excellence, Washington Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development) (2002)
Faculty Member of the Year, University of Phoenix (1995)
Administrator of the Year, Colorado Association For Gifted and Talented  (1994)


Ph.D. Administration, Supervision and Curriculum Development, University of Colorado
M.Ed. Special Education, University of Arizona
B.A. Elementary and Special Education, University of Northern Colorado


Adjunct or Regular Faculty Instructor at University of Washington Seattle, Western Washington University, Seattle University, University of Phoenix, Chapman University, University of Colorado
Assistant Superintendent
Executive Director of Teaching and Learning
Director of Elementary Education and K-12 Curriculum Director
Director of Special Education
Special Education Supervisor
Special Education and General Education Teacher