|"I value my MESPA membership for the many great opportunities to
develop my leadership skills with colleagues at the annual Institute,
share strategies for our improving our daily work and responsibilities
through the Colleague to Colleague networking system, acknowledge great
leadership work through the leadership awards like the National
Distinguished Principal Award, and the Division Leadership Award, and
growth through the MN School of Excellence school improvement program.
-- Yeu Vang, principal, Jackson Preparatory Magnet, St. Paul
"In my first year as principal, the support and resources I received through MESPA were outstanding -- timely information through the Web site and newsletters, plus seminars applicable to daily practice, and a network of colleagues that is second to none."
--Thomas Cawcutt, principal, Cromwell-Wright Schools
"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."
-- Renae Case Evenson, principal, Horace May Elementary and Early Intervention Center, Bemidji
The Minnesota Elementary School Principals' Association is a statewide
association serving a membership of 950+ elementary and middle level
principals, and is affiliated with the National Association of
Elementary School Principals.
A collaborative, grassroots association, MESPA provides Minnesota elementary and middle level principals with:
- Professional development, with continuing education credits
- Legal and legislative advocacy
- Communications customized to the needs of education leaders
- Honors, recognition, and public relations
- National standards supported by the Minnesota School of Excellence Program