Principal George Nolan
I am extremely humbled to join the Hopkins team. The 2031 strategic vision and respect for Dr. Mhiripiri-Reed’s leadership attracted me to Hopkins.-George Nolan,
Gatewood Elementary principal
About Principal George Nolan
George Nolan is the principal at Gatewood Elementary. Nolan has 16 years of administrative experience, including seven years as head principal.
“We are incredibly fortunate to have Dr. Nolan leading here in Hopkins,” said Stephanie Herrara, director of principal leadership. “Not only does Dr. Nolan come to us with substantial experience in education, but he is a passionate leader focused on best-serving students with vigilant equity at his core.”
Nolan is a skilled and compassionate leader with a high level of integrity. He is committed to creating and implementing strategies that will fuel community commitment and involvement, mobilize a highly-effective educational delivery-system and produce a consistent track record for educational excellence.
“I am extremely humbled to join the Hopkins team. The 2031 strategic vision and respect for Dr. Mhiripiri-Reed’s leadership attracted me to Hopkins,” Nolan said.
Throughout his career, Nolan has focused on developing community vision, developing multicultural perspective initiatives and adopting best practices in teaching and evaluation. He is especially passionate and dedicated to multicultural integrity and understanding.
Nolan has a Doctorate of Educational Leadership from the University of North Dakota and a certificate in sixth-year licensure in educational leadership and administration from the St. Cloud University. He also has a master of science in sociology from the Minnesota State University and a degree in political science from the Southwest State University.
Nolan is the father of three boys ages 31, 21, and 18. The two youngest boys attend colleges on academic and athletic scholarships. Nolan began his role in summer 2020.
I choose Hopkins because every student that comes through our doors is valued and loved!