Dear Monroe Students and Parents:

I am very excited to be joining the Monroe Mustang family this year as a Reading Intervention Teacher. I have been in the Mankato Public Schools for the past 32 years. I started my career at Franklin Elementary School teaching second grade. I then went to Hoover Elementary School, and taught both second and fourth grades. For the past three years, I have been a mentor to new teachers in the Mankato Public Schools along with supervising teacher candidates from Minnesota State University-Mankato. I feel very blessed to have this longevity in such a great school system!

My husband, Randy, and I have a daughter, son-in-law, and four grandchildren. Two of my grandsons are also Monroe Mustangs! We love spending time at the lake going boating, jet skiing, and planting flowers.

Please contact me should you have any questions about reading interventions. I am always very happy to help in any way I can. You can email me at

Looking forward to working with you and your family.

Kind regards,

Mrs. Patty Appel

Contact: Mrs. Patty Appel