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Meet Your New 2015 - 2017 President-Elect and Secretary-Treasurer

Congratulations to our newly elected President-Elect & Secretary/Treasurer. They will take office July 1, 2015. Thank you to all of our candidates for their service to MESPA! Click here to read more about your new Executive Committee Members.

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Congratulations to John Garcia
2015 Science and Math Principal of the Year!

John Garcia, principal of Cedar Park STEM in Apple Valley, has been selected for this award presented by MESPA
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and the Science Museum of Minnesota. John will be honored during the MESPA Awards Banquet at Institute in February. 
Click here to learn more about Garcia's accomplishments.


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Christen Hull has been named Minnesota's National Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year!
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Hull, assistant principal of Laura MacArthur Elementary School in Duluth, received the prestigious award.
“I went into leadership because I wanted to have a bigger impact on student learning. I wanted to change how we view education and how we educate all children."  Click here to read more about Hull's accomplishments.


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Congratulations to our 2014-2015 MN Schools of Excellence!

Click here
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to read about each school's validation process and to learn more about becoming a MN School of Excellence. 

  • Andrew Caflisch, Red Rock Elementary
  • Peter Hardy, Keewatin Elementary
  • Lisa Carlson, Woodland Elementary
  • John Piotraschke, Hayes Elementary


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Upcoming PD Opportunities
EdCamp: Twin Cities
Saturday, April 18
Diamond Head Education Center, Burnsville

Symposium of Women Educational Leaders
Thursday, April 23
TIES Education Center, St. Paul

The Other Side of Poverty in Schools
Tuesday, May 12
University of Minnesota, Education Sciences Building, Room 325


MESPA Creating Community PBIS
Friday, August 14
TIES Education Center, St. Paul



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