Welcome to MESPA!

MESPA is a collaborative, member-based association serving Minnesota elementary and middle level principals. MESPA has represented Minnesota principals since 1950 and is affiliated with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and its 20,000 members nationwide. MESPA supports its members with:

  • Professional development for leaders
  • Legal and legislative advocacy
  • Communications customized to the needs of education leaders
  • Honors, recognition, and public relations
  • Minnesota School of Excellence program grounded in national standards
"MESPA provides the support and professional development necessary to succeed in the ever-changing role of the principal.  It is a close network of colleagues that lift each other up and share successes and best-practice so that we all have the tools to make a positive impact on the children of Minnesota."

Ranae Case Evenson, principal, Anoka-Hennepin

Upcoming Professional Development

Explore Our New Website!

Welcome to the new site!

We created our new site with the intent of better serving MESPA members. The site was built to give you easier access to the information and resources you need to excel in your role as a principal. We hope you find the organization and layout to be intuitive and easy to use. 

Why do I have to sign in? 

Your unique login grants you access to members-only pages and allows you to view/update your personal account. 

Please sign in to view resources, legal services information, career information, discussion forums, the member directory, and more. These pages are restricted to members-only to ensure the privacy of your information. 

Your unique login also allows you to register for events, view and print invoices, and keep your personal information up-to-date. 

Forget your password? No worries! Click "forgot password" at the top of this page, next to the log in form.

What's New?

There are many great things about our site, but here are a few highlights we encourage you to try:

Membership Renewal - both MESPA and NAESP membership renewal will be digital this year. Payments will still be by check or PO. Renew today!

Mobile Friendly Site - use on your mobile phone and tablets

Member Directory - find a colleague's contact information in a snap. Search by names, schools, division, committee, AND areas of expertise (once principals have identified themselves). Make sure to update your own contact information and areas of expertise in your member profile. The Member Directory can ONLY be accessed by MESPA members.

Discussion Forums - This will replace "Colleague to Colleague" for easier access to all members. Post or answer a question in the Principal Exchange forum. Share a resource or best practice in the Resources forum. Forums can ONLY be accessed by MESPA members.

MESPA is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization

1667 Snelling Avenue North, Suite C101
St. Paul, Minnesota, 55108

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