Hi Everyone! I’m Sabbie (aka Sabarijah) Hopkins, a member of our ILT team and serve as our district Manager of Teacher Induction and Professional Learning. I began my journey with SMUSHD in 2003 at Burlingame High School, where I taught Biology and Environmental Science for 15 years. Fun fact- freshman year is my favorite year to teach! Most of the work I do in my current role involves supporting our instructional coaches, the certificated evaluation system, the new teacher support program, and the induction program. Although I love to travel, the Bay Area is my home. I was raised in San Mateo, graduated from Hillsdale High School, attended SFSU and CSUEB, and currently reside in San Carlos with my partner and two boys.
I am very excited about the work our ILT team will be engaged with this year.
I believe all of our classrooms should be places of joy, exploration, curiosity, and belonging. I also believe it is our collective responsibility to create the conditions that ensure equitable outcomes for our most underserved students. I am incredibly excited about the work of our Instructional Lead Team, and it is my hope that we will celebrate and magnify places of innovation while creating opportunities for all of us to learn from and grow with one another.