December 2012 (vol. 42, no. 2) In this issue:"Take a look at any group of
kindergartners on the playground. Not one has a
title, but there is definitely someone in charge, influencing what is
going on. While most people traditionally look to the top of an
organization or department for leadership, the highest performing groups
in companies, schools, clubs, or sports teams have members who
demonstrate leadership at every level. These ‘leaders without the title'
have latched on to the profound reality that because they have
influence, THEY LEAD."
--Dave Weber, national change agent Institute Keynote
President''s Message: Commitment to the Growth of People (Kristine Stueve)
Executive Director's Report: In Student Success, Leadership Is Second Only to Teaching (P. Fred Storti)
NAESP Report: The Twelve Online Resources of NAESP (Mark French)
Legal News: Policies Have Advantage Over Statutes (Roger Aronson)
INVESTMN: Bits 'N PIeces (Shari
MESPA Institute 2013: Service Project
MESPA Institute 2013: Schedule
Best Practices: Providing Instructional Coaching (Becky Gerdes)
Best Practices: Data and Professional Development (Laura Cavender)
Best Practices: Instructional Leader Framework (Dr. Tyrone Brookins)
Best Practices: Preparing Students for the Future (Rae Villebrun)
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