Shane Baier is top candidate

MANKATO — A former Mankato school district administrator has been named the top candidate for principal of Washington Elementary School.

Shane Baier's duties are to begin July 1, pending School Board approval March 16.

Baier is a middle school principal at a school in South Dakota. His 17 years of administrative experience includes serving as principal of Dakota Meadows Middle School and Mankato East High School. He also served as a middle school principal in Idaho and has taught classes at elementary, middle and high school levels.

Baier has an educational specialist degree from Minnesota State University and bachelor's and master's degrees from South Dakota State University.