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Assuring learning excellence and readiness for a changing world


Principal Welcome

Welcome to Rosa Parks Elementary!  We are a growing K-5 school serving approximately 500 students.  Our mission is to assure learning excellence and readiness for a changing world.  

I received a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Southwest Minnesota State University, and my K-12 Specialist degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato.  I taught for two years in Apple Valley, MN.  I then spent the next nine years teaching 1st grade, 2nd grade and 6th grade in Owatonna, MN where I also spent a year as an Instructional Coach.  I am honored to be your principal at Rosa Parks Elementary.

I look forward to partnering with you in your child’s education.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me at 507-387-7672 or

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Rosa Parks Elementary School
Michelle Kruize
1001 Heron Drive
Mankato, Minnesota 56001