Welcome to our 4th Grade Class!


Hello. My name is Jim Hatleli. I am excited to be teaching at Rosa Parks Elementary. This is my 35th year of teaching; my 23nd year in the Mankato Area Public School system (17 at Eagle Lake Elementary.) I have also taught in Jordan and Dawson, MN, as well as in Phoenix, Arizona.

I am active in the Merely Players Community theater. I play tennis 3-4 times a week, golf whenever I can, and softball in a church league. Music also plays a big part of my life through my participation at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Mankato. My wife, Julie is an RN working for Mayo Health Systems in Mankato. Our daughter, Janelle Stevens works as a legislative analyst in Hartford, Connecticut. Our son, Jeff is a MM2 on the submarine USS Topeka in the United States Navy. He is stationed in Guam.  My wife and I are proud grandparents of 4 year old Hope and of 18 month old Reid!

I received my A.A. from Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa, my B.A. from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, my M.A. from Nova University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and my Specialist Degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

I try to share my love of music, humor, theater, and technology with my students.

Contact: Mr. Hatleli