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Brooke Hopkins

Head of School

Joined Riverbend in 2023

Brooke joined Riverbend as Head of School in 2023, after serving as Head of School at Oak Grove Montessori School in Mansfield, Connecticut and The Little School in Clarkesville, Georgia. A native Californian, Brooke started her educational career at a small school very similar to Riverbend, and eventually graduated from University California, Irvine with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, a Master of Arts in Teaching, and a Bilingual Elementary Teaching Credential. Before Brooke transitioned to administrative roles in admissions, marketing, development, curriculum design, and teacher education, Brooke taught every grade, preschool through high school in several regions in the United States. With over 20 years experience as an educator, Brooke believes that small schools are the best schools, and that a Montessori education provides the very best environment for children to thrive in and out of the classroom. 

Brooke is a proud Volunteer Case Reviewer for the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, and she considers community service and activism work to be crucially important, both as a way to give voice and strength to those who need it, and to help inform the vital work we do in schools as we educate our future leaders.

In her free time, Brooke enjoys making the spaces around her more beautiful – in the spring and summer that means tending her vegetable and flower garden; in the fall and winter that means delving into design and decor projects in her home. Brooke enjoys checking in on her neighbors, and is a devoted morning walker with her two rescue dogs, and an evening cuddler with her four rescue cats. Brooke is an avid traveler and beach seeker, especially with her husband David and their two teenage daughters, Naomi and Juliet.


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