Meet Mr. Peterson
photo Michael O. Peterson
Mr. Peterson



My name is Michael Peterson. This is my first year with MPS and Kenwood Elementary. I have been a PE and English teacher but have discovered that my true passion is in Special Education. This will be my 2nd year as a Special Education Teacher.


I have a Bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota and a Master's degree in Special Education from the University of St. Thomas.


I believe in the power of educating the whole child. Nurturing their sense of self and innate wonder comes first. I believe in the power of learning through play social interactions and purposefully incorporate those elements into my daily instruction.


I was born and raised in South Minneapolis and still live in the Standish Neighborhood with my wife and one year old daughter. I love to bike, hike, camp, paddle and explore the world.


The best way to reach me is by email: