Meet Mrs. Hopkins
My name is Beth Hopkins. I grew up in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. Old Saybrook is a small historical town at the mouth of the Connecticut River on Long Island Sound. I first came to Pennsylvania as an undergraduate student at Penn State. After graduating from Penn State I moved to Northern Virginia with my husband, Jim.
I lived in Virginia for ten years and taught kindergarten, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade at Pine Spring Elementary in Falls Church, Virginia for five years. My two sons were born during our last five years in Virginia and I enjoyed staying home with them until they were both in school all day.
In 2003 I began teaching in the State College Area School District at Mount Nittany Middle School as a Title I Reading Specialist. In 2006 I joined the staff at Park Forest Elementary as a Title I Reading Specialist. I joined the Primary team at Park Forest in 2008 and have loved being a classroom teacher ever since!
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and sons. I like to read, knit, crochet, sew, cook, garden and practice Yoga. My family enjoys golfing together and bike riding.
I enjoy reading picture books aloud to children and some of my favorite titles are Thank You Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco, Parts and More Parts by Tedd Arnold, and Mrs. Spitzer's Garden by Edith Pattou.