Emily Wallace-Jackson joined the Hopkins Education Foundation Board of Directors in 2014 and was elected President in August, 2017. Emily has chaired the Grants Committee since 2015, and chairs the Strategic Planning and Grant Opportunity/Development committees.
Emily and her husband David have three children who have attended Hopkins Public Schools since Kindergarten and have received an excellent education. Her oldest son is a junior at Carleton College majoring in biology and neuroscience, her middle son is a freshman at the University of Colorado-Boulder, and her youngest is a junior at Hopkins High School. Emily believes that the Hopkins’ schools have provided her children with a strong academic foundation, great extracurricular and sports opportunities, and the benefit of a diverse and interesting student body.
Emily is an attorney and currently practices immigration law on a pro bono basis. She works as the Development and Outreach Director of Project Minnesota/León, a non-profit sister state organization with Nicaragua that facilitates immersion trips and community development work in León. She has been an active volunteer in the Hopkins community. In the Hopkins Public Schools, she has been a member and then co-chair of the Legislative Action Coalition for many years (which lobbies our legislators to support K-12 public education), has served on the Educational Services Advisory Committee (focused on curriculum), and various Superintendent’s advisory boards. Emily also presently chairs the City of Hopkins Charter Commission, and is a member of the Hopkins Planning & Zoning Commission (and formerly served on the Hopkins Human Rights Commission).
Emily is honored to serve as the HEF President of the Board and looks forward to working with administrators, teachers, staff, parents and community members to build upon the Foundation’s success in bringing enriching and innovative programming to the Hopkins Public Schools!