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People in the News May 18, 2023

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Ellsworth graduate to head state school board association
Kristi (Kruger) Peterson, a 1992 graduate of Ellsworth High School, was recently elected president of the Minnesota School Boards Association.
She was elected to the four-year commitment May 11 at the association’s annual meeting in St. Peter, and will serve as president from 2025-2026 and past president in 2027.
Peterson is currently a member of the Shakopee school board, a position she’s filled since 2019. The past four years, she’s been chairman.
“As a proud graduate of a small Minnesota public school and a current board member from a large metro school district in our state, I am truly honored to be selected as MSBA president-elect,” she said.
“I look forward to representing and working with all school boards in Minnesota.”
She’s served on the MSBA Board of Directors since 2020, representing board members from District 13 (southwest metro suburbs), serving on the student scholarship committee, ad hoc and bylaws committee, MSDLAF+ trustee and executive committee.
Peterson attended Augustana University in Sioux Falls and is currently the marketing manager at EDCO Products in Hopkins.
She and her husband, Sean, have two children.
Peterson is the daughter of Carolyn Kruger, Ellsworth, and the late Daryl Kruger.
MSBA is a statewide nonprofit organization representing 331 Minnesota public school boards.
As the statewide unifying voice for public education, MSBA supports and empowers Minnesota public school boards through advocacy, board development, and policy and legal guidance.

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