Welcome to Mrs. Hopkins' First Grade!
Hello and welcome to first grade! My name is Kim Hopkins and I am very excited to be your child's teacher this year. I am originally from upstate New York, lived in North Carolina for the 7 years, and moved to Mississippi after getting married 2016. My husband, who was born in Gulfport, is in his fourth year of medical school at William Cary. We have a son, Alex, who was born in January. I graduated with my Bachelor's degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 2009 and completed my Master’s degree in Reading Education in 2013 through Appalachian State University. In North Carolina, I worked for two years as a Primary Reading Teacher/Assistant in first and second grade and then taught first grade for 3 years. This will be my seventh year with my own first grade classroom and my fourth year at Petal Primary School. I look forward to getting to you know you and your child and having a fun and productive year in first grade!