MESPA is a collaborative, grassroots 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 29,500 members nationwide.
MESPA supports its members with:
Professional development for professional 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 spans the state with 12 regional divisions. For information on each division, visit the MESPA Division News section of this site.
You are represented by a Board of Directors that includes:
elected statewide representatives (president, president-elect, secretary/treasurer, past president, NAESP state representative)
and representatives from each division (presidents and presidents-elect).
Within that framework, MESPA has eight standing committees and a Federal Relations Coordinator.
Each committee has a chair appointed by the MESPA president and includes a representative selected by each division.
What_is_MESPA_.pdf What is MESPA? In the words of Jim Borgschatz (MESPA Leg. Res. Committee, chair; principal, Lake City): "MESPA is the single most important resource that I use on a weekly basis." Click above to download our MESPA brochure describing our member benefits and statewide grassroots structure.
To contact MESPA statewide officers, division presidents and presidents-elect, and statewide committee chairs, click on the links above!
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.
Minnesota Elementary School Principals' Association