The Mankato Area Public Schools have announced their top candidates for new elementary school principals.
Stephen Johanson for Monroe Elementary School and Kory Kath for Eagle Lake Elementary School.
Johanson is currently administrative dean of students at Valley View Middle School in Bloomington. He will replace Al Lawrence, who is retiring in June.
Kath is currently assistant principal at East High School. He will replace Ginnette Kearney, who is also retiring.
The Mankato Area Public School Board will formally act on their appointments on Monday, April 7.
Johanson and Kath are expected to begin elementary principal duties on July 1.