National Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year!
Christen 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.
_____________________________________________________________ Minnesota's 2014 National Distinguished Principal: Michelle Krell Congratulations to Michelle Krell, principal of Kasson-Mantorville Elementary in the Kasson-Mantorville Public Schools for earning the prestigious NDP award. The NDP program was established in 1984 to honor exemplary elementary and middle school principals who set the pace, character, and quality of education children receive during their early school years.
"I am passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and have made it my life mission to empower those around me to make a positive impact each day," said Krell. "My leadership style
Michelle Krell - 2014 MN National Distinguished Principal
is built on creating trusting relationships with all stakeholders and instilling an understanding that it takes all of us, in partnership, to raise successful students and citizens. When schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning, children succeed both in and out of the classroom."
____________________________________________________________ MESPA Colleague-to-Colleagueis aweb-based
forum, your resource for directly asking your peers questions and
sharing responses. Check
out the newest conversation on: Finding Census Information on Incoming Kindergartners?
continuing conversations on: Allowing Students to Access Personal G-Mail Accounts; PreK Classes/Programming in Elementary
Schools; Schoology and the Principal; Kindergarten Retention; Admin iPad
Apps; Assessment Support for
Classroom Teachers; Learning Readiness; Staff Dress
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Mission: The Minnesota Elementary School Principals' Association is dedicated to promoting and improving education for children and youth, strengthening the role as educational leader for elementary and middle level principals, and collaborating with partners in education to assist in achieving these goals.
Leading schools toward excellence through the MESPA vision to be the premiere resource for preparing today's principals for tomorrow and a strong leading voice for public education.
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