In my spare time, I love to paint, read, and travel as much as possible- since moving to the US, my favorite travels have been to Alaska, Argentina and Yellowstone. My favorite place in Chicago has to be the Art institute but I usually spend most of my time- and money- in the amazing restaurants. I am really looking forward to a great year of learning with my class. I believe that creativity and challenge help our students get better every day because they give a child the freedom to explore new skills and the chance to surprise themselves and others. Too often, children- and adults- have ceilings constructed above them through labels or expectations. However, by opening up the curriculum with creativity and challenge, we give each child the chance to do the unexpected.
- Universities Attended: University of Nottingham, University of Warwick
- Degrees Earned: BA French and History, PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education), Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership
What Our Students Say:
"Mr. Hopps is funny, friendly and wants us to do really well in school."
"I thought Mr. Hopps was French! And that is how good I want my French to be in the future."
"Mr. Hopps goes on about French all the time! He’s mad about it!"