Phone: (651) 293-8770


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Rust

My name is Melissa Rust and I am one of the three kindergarten teachers at Highland Park Elementary. I spent most of my life growing up in Minnesota and the surrounding areas. I graduated from the College of St. Catherine with a Bachelors Degree in kindergarten and elementary education. This is my twentieth year teaching. I am very excited and happy to be back!

I like to spend time camping up north and going to the lake with my husband Jeff and our dog Jackie.  I enjoy rock hunting, road trips, and reading (Especially Harry Potter - I'm a big fan!).  I am an animal and nature lover. My favorite sport is football!  Skol Vikings! 

Don't forget to checkout the classroom daily schedule, PYP (Primary Years Program) units of inquiry, and more found in this section. I can be reached by phone at (651) 293-8770 or e-mail me at