Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Paula Hopkins
I am very pleased to be the principal here at Southside. I am married to my husband, Al. Together we have 3 children and 11 grandchildren. In February 2019 we will be great grandparents.
I lived in Midland Michigan and worked for the Pinconning School system before moving to Niles. I worked at Pinconning for just over 13 years. I had the pleasure of teaching a variety of grade levels and content.
I attended Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan for my Bachlor's Degree. There I earned 2 majors, one in Elementary Education and one in Psychology. I also earned 2 minors, one in Mathematics and one in Science.
I attended Saginaw Valley State University in Saginaw, Michigan for my Master's Degree. There I recieved a Master's in Special Education as well as an endorsement in Early Childhood.
I went back to Saginaw Valley State University and received my Education Specialist's Degree with the focus being Special Education Director/Supervisor.
I am currently enrolled at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilant, Michigan for my K-12 Leadership Certification. I will have that completed in April 2019.