Kris Chryst - Principal

Mrs. Kris Chryst

Kris Chryst

Principal

Welcome to East Central Elementary School! We invite you to discover our wonderful learning community located in Finlayson, Minnesota. East Central is a PreK-6 school with approximately 400 students.

Our staff is committed to developing the whole child – social, emotional and academic child. Our talented and dedicated staff is highly trained to meet the differentiated needs of students. We encourage parents to be actively involved in our school and their child's education. There are many opportunities for involvement and would love for you to join our PTO.

East Central has many has a variety of programs that your child can partake in throughout the school year. The community education program offers after school arts & crafts, cooking classes and sports. The elementary has an afterschool program, Kids Club welcome to all students. Kids Club is offered two times a week, Tuesday and Thursdays 3:30-5:00 pm at no cost.

Please explore our elementary site and I invite your questions and extend a personal invitation to visit our school. We are always excited to meet new families and share information about this wonderful learning community. Visitors and parents are always welcome in our building.

Education: I graduated with a BS in Elementary Education from Mankato State University in Mankato, MN. I received a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction K-12 from St. Thomas University, St. Paul, MN. I completed my Principal Licensure from University of Minnesota Duluth.

Experience: I taught Kindergarten in Floral City Florida for 2 years after graduating from Mankato State. In 1992 I started here at East Central Elementary as a Kindergarten teacher. I have taught Kindergarten, Third grade and Title I throughout my years here and was also the Curriculum/Title I coordinator. This is my 5th year as Elementary principal and I absolutely love my job!

I am married (Eric) and have two children, Sam and Addie. We have a little dog Coco and two spoiled cats named Chewy & Vinny. I spend lots of my free time driving my children to sports or waiting for them to finish. I love to read, go camping and spend time with friends and family and watch Hallmark movies.

Please contact the school office (320) 245-2931 ext 6400 or kchryst@eastcentral.k12.mn.us for more information.

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