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Theresa Hopkins

Co-Coordinator of VolsTeach and Clinical Associate Professor, VolsTeach and STEM Education


Theresa Hopkins is a Master Teacher for the Center for Enhancing Education in Mathematics and Sciences. She has taught mathematics in public schools in middle Tennessee, working with students in grades 7-12 and was named building level teacher of the year 3 times and system level teacher of the year once.

Moving back to Knoxville in 2000, Theresa returned to UT and earned her MS and PhD degrees in teacher education. As a graduate student, Theresa worked with student interns as they completed their student teaching experience, serving as a mentor and evaluator.

As a Post-Doctoral fellow, she taught courses for the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education. Most recently, Theresa has served as a mathematics teacher, lead teacher, and Director for the Tennessee Governor’s Academy for Mathematics and Science, a residential high school for advanced juniors and seniors from across the state.

Throughout her career, Theresa has focused on professional development-her own and that of fellow teachers. She has presented at a number of local, state, regional, and national conferences for mathematics teachers and mathematics teacher educators. When not working on something related to teaching or mathematics, Theresa enjoys reading, crossword puzzles, watching soccer, and spending time with friends and family.

Contact Information

  • 113 Greve Hall 821 Volunteer Boulevard KnoxvilleTN 37996-3391
  • Phone: 865-974-3544
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