Mrs. Paula Hopkins



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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.