Hello parents and guardians. My name is Mr. Hopwood and I will be your child's teacher for this school year.
I'd like to tell you a little about myself. I'm not originally from Maine. I grew up as a farm boy in Pennsylvania and went to the University of New Hampshire. After graduating I worked at Traip Academy as an Ed Tech in their Special Ed department for 8 years. After my time at Traip I went back to the University of Southern Maine's ETEP program to become a teacher. I actually had the pleasure of interning here at WES, so getting hired here was very special.
I am married to my wife Casey of 14 years. We have two children, my daughter Charlee, who is 12 and is in 6th Grade at Marshwood Middle School, and my son Brady, who is 10 and is in 5th Grade at Marshwood Great Works School. My kids take up most of my free time outside of school. We love going to the beach and playing outside.
I look forward to this school year with your child.