Brian Grensteiner and Mollie Meyer have emerged as top principal candidates with Mankato Area Public Schools: Grensteiner for Franklin Elementary School; and, Meyer for Hoover Elementary School. The Mankato Area Public School Board will formally act on their appointments on Monday, April 20.

Grensteiner currently serves as PreK-8 principal in Tri-City United Public Schools. He also served as a teacher in New Prague Schools. Grensteiner has a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse, and master’s and specialist degrees in educational administration from St. Mary’s University. He is replacing Travis Olson, who will serve as director of teaching and learning for Mankato Area Public Schools.

Meyer is currently serving as K-6 principal in Tri-City United Public Schools. She has also taught at St. Peter and Mankato Area Public Schools; Minnesota State University, Mankato; and, as a teacher on special assignment in St. Peter Public Schools. Meyer has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in elementary education from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and an education specialist degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She is replacing Dan Kamphoff, who will serve as principal at Rosa Parks Elementary School.