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Mankato School District Hires Two New Principals

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The Mankato Area Public School Board approves two new principals in the district.

Eric Hudspith is named the new principal of Washington Elementary School.

Hudspith has served the Albert Lea school district for 10 years and held roles as a kindergarten and sixth grade teacher, director of facilities and transportation and as an elementary principal.

Stephen Rustad has been named principal of East Junior High School.

He has several years of experience in working with diverse student populations.

He has taught for three years in Minneapolis Public Schools and for seven years at Robbinsdale Area Schools, where he served as an instructional and positive behavioral interventions and supports coach.

Both Hudspith and Rustad begin their duties July 1.