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National Principals Month: Thank You, Principal Kleinkopf

Briarwood Principal Tia Kleinkopf

We love hearing about how our administrators were inspired by their teachers when they were students themselves. Read on to find out who was a great influence in the life of Briarwood Elementary School Principal Tia Kleinkopf in our National Principals Month highlight. 

Thank you for leading at Briarwood, Principal Kleinkopf! 

  • How many years have you spent working in education? This is my 31st year. 
  • How long have you been with the ISD? This is my 21st year! 
  • What is one of your favorite memories from when you were in school as a student, and why? Writing class in 5th grade – my teacher, Mrs. Landes, really inspired me.
  • If you could live in any fantasy world, what would it be? Harry Potter. 
  • What is one of your hobbies or something you’re a huge fan of (and briefly explain why). I love to hike – I find it very peaceful and rejuvenating. 
  • What did you do for fun/to relax this summer? My husband and I went on an Alaskan Cruise for our 30th wedding anniversary. 
  • What’s your biggest hope for this school year? Making connections, building relationships and seeing lots of growth. 

Below: A student portrait of Principal Kleinkopf.

Student Portrait of Tia Kleinkopf