Dr. LaAlice Hopkins

ConsultantDistrict Support

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Dr. LaAlice Hopkins has nearly 20 years of experience in education and is driven by a deep belief that everyone can achieve success by creating their own personalized roadmap. Her motto for each new day is, “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

Hopkins’ education experiences spans non-profits, state agencies and public schools where she worked in a variety of roles impacting students and educators across all grades.

Prior to joining Holdsworth, she served as a regional school improvement manager at the Texas Education Agency and led a team to coach numerous districts and schools in implementing effective, high-leverage strategies that resulted in improved school and student outcomes.

Before that, Hopkins served as an instructional advocacy and policy specialist at the North Carolina Association of Educators in her home state. In her role Hopkins created and facilitated professional development trainings, managed grants and budgets and led multiple teams working on projects that impacted working conditions for the state’s teacher workforce.

Prior to moving into state-level work, Hopkins served a teacher and assistant principal in North Carolina’s Nash County Public Schools, then as a principal at Warren County High School. As a leader she was known for implementing innovative practices and systems to redesign schools that met the needs of all students, and led a school turnaround that achieved significant improvements in student results.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from East Carolina University, a master’s in education from Capella University, a master’s in administration from North Carolina State University and a doctorate in educational leadership from Liberty University in Virginia.

In her spare time, Hopkins loves to travel, spend time with family, spoil her pets, and experiment with new recipes.