Welcome to JWP !


My name is Grant Hanson, and I am proud to serve the staff, students, and families as the JWP High School Principal.

I am originally from Wilmot, South Dakota and have taught visual art at the elementary, middle, and high school levels in North Dakota, North Carolina, and most recently at East High School in Mankato. I have also held a variety of other roles including substitute teacher, security guard, and instructional coach.

At home, my wife is a nurse practitioner for the Mankato Clinic, and we have four fun and active children! We enjoy spending time outdoors camping, biking, and going for evening walks but we also enjoy sitting down for a good card or board game. I am a huge music fan and look for opportunities to attend concerts when I can- if you stop by my office you're sure to hear some music playing on my computer!

I bring a passion for developing meaningful connections and relationships, working together to achieve our goals, and meeting the needs of those around me, and I look forward to working with you all this coming year!

If you need anything, please reach me at ghanson@isd2835.org or by phone at 507-231-7740.


Grant Hanson, 7-12 Principal