Harriet J. Hopkins is a graduate of the University of Virginia where she earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership. During her career, Dr. Hopkins has been an elementary school teacher and principal in Fairfax County (Va) Public Schools and also served as Director of Professional Development in Alexandria City (Va) Public Schools. While working at Public Broadcasting Service, she was director of PBS TeacherLine, an online professional development program for teachers.
Dr. Hopkins has been an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia, James Madison University and George Mason University in Virginia. She has served as a consultant on school scheduling throughout the United States. Her dissertation is entitled, The Effects of Parallel Block Scheduling on Teachers and Students in Parallel Block Scheduled Schools and Traditionally Scheduled Schools. Dr. Hopkins has also co-authored articles about parallel block scheduling published in the Curriculum Update of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) and Principal magazine.
Dr. Hopkins has served on the board of the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education, most recently as president. She recently received the school’s distinguished alumni award. She and her husband, Jerry, live in Oakton, Virginia. They have two children.