Who am I?

When I am not in the classroom, I can usually be found outdoors hiking with my partner and our pup, Samantha.

I’m Becky Hopkinson. I’m originally from Erie, Pennsylvania, the land of pepperoni balls and sponge candy. I love teaching languages, hiking, and spending time with my dog, Samantha, and my two cats, Chico (not diabetic) and Calvin (most definitely diabetic).

I currently teach high school Spanish at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH. I also help run Teaching with Comprehensible Input: New Hampshire, writing our monthly newsletters, coordinating workshops, and our marketing efforts. I also run workshops throughout the year to help support other teachers as they implement comprehensible input strategies into their language classrooms.

In additional to language teaching, I have a deep interest in supporting students with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and other social emotional challenges. I’ve presented workshops on this topic and was awarded “Best in New Hampshire” for my workshop, “The Importance of Community: Empowering all types of learners by using Comprehensible Input in the world language classroom” at the NHAWLT ’19 Conference.

In my spare time, I collaborate with a dear friend and colleague of mine, Kelly Jenkins, on her award-winning TV Show, Kelly’s Quest: The Transnational Journey which seeks to tell the story of transgender individuals in every state across the United States. I’ve assisted in the marketing, fundraising, and I’ve even held a camera a few times!

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