Brooke Hopkins
(714) 227-5636

Discipline Committee Head
The Little School
January 2016-July 2017

Admissions Committee Member
The Little School
January 2016-July 2017

Financial Aid Committee Member
The Little School
January 2016-July 2017

Academic Council Member
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School
August 2013-June 2015

International Support Team Member
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School
August 2013-June 2015

Sophomore Rhetoric Exam Committee Member
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School
August 2014-June 2015

Accreditation for Growth (AFG) Committee Member
Purnell School
August 2005-June 2013

Diversity Committee Member
Purnell School
August 2007-June 2008

Scheduling Committee Member
Purnell School
August 2008-June 2009

Technology Cohort Member
Purnell School
August 2009-June 2010

Health and Wellness
Walking and Running
Swimming (open water and pool)

Art and Design
Graphic Design
Interior Design
Website Design

Leisure Activities
International and Domestic Travel
International and Domestic Films
Live Music

strengths and skills

Master of Arts in Teaching
    University of California, Irvine; August 2003

California Bilingual Teaching Credential
    University of California, Irvine; August 2003

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

(emphasis in Teaching Language and Culture)
Minor in Education    
    University of California, Irvine; June 2002

professional accomplishments

Big picture thinking and creative problem solving while maintaining attention to detail

Especially adept with managing complex logistical, scheduling, and budgeting tasks

Engendering school spirit and community pride with all students, parents, faculty, and staff

Deep interest and commitment to progressive education

Identifying needs or deficits and addressing them strategically and creatively

Organization and follow-through when completing and managing tasks

Superb verbal and written communication skills

Researching and writing grants

Developing and executing fundraising campaigns 

Utilizing a natural eye for design and graphic design tools to create marketing materials 

Integrating 21st century skills and technology into teaching and professional tasks

Teaching and supporting international students for whom English is a second language

Developing, delivering, and overseeing individualized instruction and learning intervention strategies

Adept with various technologies, including Apple® (iPads, iPods, MacBooks, iMovie software), PCs, social media, Personal Learning Networks, social networking (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn), website and blog creation, direct email marketing (Constant Contact), graphic design tools (Canva, Photo Shop)

committees served

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personal interests

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degrees held

Contact Information

​​100% Participation in The Little School's Annual Fund Campaign
April 2016

SAIS Membership Candidacy for The Little School
May 2016

Featured on Better Educators podcast
November 2013

Purnell School Graduation Speaker
June 2012

​​New Jersey Association of Independent Schools Conference Presenter
October 2008, October 2010, October 2012

Keynote Speaker at Purnell School Alumnae Reunion Events
February/November/December 2012, May 2011, April 2012

Alumnae Event Speech.pdf

Parents' Weekend Keynote Speaker: Women in Leadership at Purnell School
October 2012
Parents Weekend Keynote.pdf

Purnell School Parents' Weekend Presenter: Maximizing One's Strengths
October 2010, October 2011
Parents Weekend Presentation.pdf

Creator of the Purnell School/Thomson Reuters Internship Program
March 2010
Thomson Reuters Internship Article.pdf

Creator of the Purnell School Professional Women's Speaker Series
September 2010
Speakers 2011-12.pdf

Formatting Workshop Presenter, Purnell School
January 2010

Personal Leadership Group Leader, Purnell School
October 2007-June 2008

Professional and Work Experience

The Little School
Clarkesville, GA 
Head of School
January 2016-July 2017

The Little School
Clarkesville, GA 
Member, Board of Trustees
January-December 2015

Noah's Ark Companion Animal Hospital and Humane Society
Franklin, NC
Part-Time Assistant to the Director
March 2015-December 2015
    Marketing Materials Developer
    Grant Researcher
    Communications Officer (email, print, website)

Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School
Rabun Gap, GA 
Director of English Immersion August 2013-June 2015
    International Support Team Member August 2013-June 2015
    International Admissions Interviewer August 2013-June 2015
    Advisor August 2013-June 2015
    Sophomore Rhetoric Exam Committee Member August 2014-June 2015
    Varsity Swim Coach Winter season 2013-14
    Yoga Instructor Spring season 2014, Winter season 2014-2015

Purnell School
Pottersville, NJ 
Director of the Affinities Program September 2007-June 2013

Affinities Program Information.pdf
    Internship Coordinator September 2007-June 2013
    Individual Learning Plan Coordinator September 2009-June 2013
    9th Grade Health and Wellness Teacher September 2009-June 2013
    Dorm Parent September 2005-June 2013
    Advisor September 2005-June 2013
    International Travel Chaperone February 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
    Professional Development Book Club Leader September 2009-June 2013
    Dance Teacher January 2006-June 2009
Spanish Teacher (grades 9-12) August 2005-June 2007

Westerly School of Long Beach
Long Beach, CA
Spanish Teacher (grades K-8) September 2003-June 2005
    Student Council Faculty Advisor September 2004-June 2005
    Newspaper Club Founder and Advisor September 2004-June 2005

Santa Ana Unified School District
Santa Ana, CA
Student Teacher (grades K and 5) January 2003-June 2003