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Paul Hopkins

Assistant Professor


  • Education

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Dr. Paul Hopkins has worked for over two decades in education, including various leadership roles focused on school and district leadership, human resources, professional learning, curriculum, instruction, and assessment. He also was a social studies teacher for over 10 years. Dr. Hopkins served as a High School Principal, Director of Exceptional Education, Executive Director of Human Resources and Assistant Superintendent. He has also worked as an adjunct faculty member working with graduate students in leadership development. His work involves coaching teachers and administrators in leadership development, human resources (recruiting, retaining and developing talent), assessment literacy, curriculum development, and the analysis and use of data to improve student growth and professional learning.

Dr. Hopkins completed his doctoral work in Education Policy, Planning and Leadership at The College of William and Mary where he did significant research and writing in the area of selecting effective formative instructional strategies based on reliable and valid educational measures aligned to strategic goals, assessment and data literacy, development of meaningful professional development, and refinement of teacher and principal evaluation frameworks and instruments. His dissertation specifically focused on employee evaluation programs. This research focused on examining how school districts can develop innovative and relevant solutions to strengthen and enhance teacher and principal recruitment, selection, evaluation, and professional development. Paul completed his undergraduate work at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.
Degrees Earned
Doctorate, College of William & Mary
Masters, College of William & Mary
BA, Vanderbilt University
EDUC 218
EDUC 318
EDUC 355
EDUC 359
Hopkins, P.T. (2016, Oct). Teacher Voice: How Teachers Perceive Evaluations and How Leaders Can Use This Knowledge to Help Teachers Grow Professionally. NASSP Bulletin.

Hopkins, P.T. (2015, August). In Sync with Families: How Fatherhood Changed My Approach to Parents. ASCD Express, 10(24).

Hopkins, P. & Cagle, K. (2009, May). Teacher Self-efficacy and the Supervision of Marginal Teachers. Journal of Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives in Education, 2(1), 25-31.