Committed to working together equitably, so that each learner has the knowledge and skills to be a successful and contributing citizen in a diverse global society.



Principal Welcome

Shane Baier headshot

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Washington Elementary School. Our mission is to assure learning excellence and readiness for a changing world. One of the first things you will notice about our school is the dedicated and caring staff.  

We are committed to a culture of respect and excellence.  It is our desire to see every student learning every day through teacher led activities, collaboration, student exploration, independent work time and play. I look forward to working with you to create a positive and caring environment where every student is learning everyday. As your principal, I am eager to serve you, our students and staff at Washington Elementary School.   I write a weekly blog to stay in touch with parents and the Washington Learning Community.  Please click on the links on our page to access information, important dates and activities at Washington.  Please call 507-345-3059 or send an email to if you have questions or concerns.

Shane Baier
Washington Elementary


Washington Elementary School
Shane Baier, Principal
1100 Anderson Drive
Mankato, Minnesota 56001