1030 Main St., Manson, IA | Central Office 712-469-2202 | Jr/Sr High 712-469-2245 | Elementary 515-542-3211 | Consortium School 515-576-6967

Bret Larson

Elementary Principal

Welcome to MNW Elementary! We are growing better every day, with innovative programs, outstanding staff and welcoming students.

We pride ourselves in having school-wide systems in place that will help meet the needs of our students. Our teachers are committed to doing everything they can to put our students in the best possible situation to be successful academically, socially, and behaviorally.

If you are considering MNW for your children, feel free to call or stop by. I'm more than happy to give you a tour and introduce you to our team. It's going to be a great school year!


  • Bachelor of Arts in Education from Northwestern College

  • Master of Arts in School Administration from the University of South Dakota

  • K-12 Educational Administration Licensure

Past Experience

  • Teacher leader at MNW Elementary

  • Sixth grade teacher at MNW Elementary

  • Special education teacher at MNW Junior/Senior High

Some of my favorites

  • Family--Andrea (Wife) 4 Children (Madilyn, Bryce, Bryant, and Brody)

  • Playing Golf

  • Reading books and Listening to books on Audible

  • US History

  • Chicago Cubs and Dallas Cowboys