Jessica Grimone-Hopkins

A photo of Jessica Grimone-Hopkins.

Assistant Professor

Teacher Education

314Q John W. Porter Building


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  • Ph.D., The University of Toledo, Curriculum and Instruction
  • M.Ed., Bowling Green State University, Special Education
  • B.S.Ed., The University of Dayton, Early Childhood Education, Pre-Kindergarten- Grade 3, Pre-Kindergarten Special Needs Endorsement


Dr. Jessica Grimone-Hopkins is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Eastern Michigan University. Her program area is Early Childhood Education. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses. Prior to working in higher education Dr. Grimone-Hopkins has over 10 years of experience teaching and supervising in public and private schools. She taught pre-kindergarten, first and second grade special education, and was a student services supervisor. Her research focuses on early childhood inclusion and providing early childhood educators with the knowledge and tools they need to teach young children with disabilities.

When Dr. Grimone-Hopkins isn’t working, she is busy with her son, husband and dog. She enjoys swimming, being outdoors, and antiquing.

Interests and Expertise


  • Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Inclusion and Itinerant Services
  • Pre-Service Teacher Programs

Publications and Presentations

Selected Presentations

  • Grimone-Hopkins, J. A. (2018, November). Inclusive Practices for Young Children in Childcare [Poster Presentation]. Presented at OCALICON conference, Columbus, OH.
  • Dinnebeil, L., Grimone-Hopkins, J. (2018, April). Early Childhood Inclusion Practices for Childcare Settings [Conference Session]. Presented at Ohio Early Childhood Conference, Sandusky, OH.