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|Prior Lake-Savage Principal Elected MESPA NAESP State Representative: Tim Bell|
3/5/2013 12:30 PM(St. Paul, MN -- March 5, 2013) -- Tim Bell, principal of Five Hawks Elementary School in the Prior Lake-Savage Public School district, was elected by his peers to serve as NAESP State Representative for the Minnesota Elementary School Principal’s Association (MESPA). He will be the voice of Minnesota’s elementary and middle level principals to the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), with a three-year term beginning on July 1, 2013 and running through June 30, 2016.
“MESPA is the voice for Minnesota K-8 principals. That voice needs to be heard loudly and clearly in every corner of the state and nation,” said Bell.
MESPA is the professional association of Minnesota’s elementary and middle level school principals. With the vision to “be the premiere resource for preparing today’s principals for tomorrow and a strong leading voice for public education” and a statewide membership over 950 principals, MESPA has represented Minnesota’s principals since 1950. MESPA is affiliated with the National Association of Elementary School Principals and its 29,500 members nationwide.
“This position has a history of strong leadership and the reputation of being honest with members and with policy makers at all levels,” said P. Fred Storti, MESPA executive Director. “Tim will extend our influence as a leader in education in the fabulous tradition MESPA members have come to expect and demand of its leaders.”
“My commitment to MESPA has been total since I first became a full-time administrator 11 years ago,” said Bell “My passion for the mission and platform of our organization is complete because I believe in what we do, who we represent, both members and students, and what we stand for. As MESPA NAESP State Representative, I will continue the hard work of the organization by representing all members with integrity, honesty, and steadfast belief in the MESPA message.”
“I feel that I can be effective because of the connections I have been able to make across the state as MESPA Secretary/Treasurer (2009-present),” said Bell. “My open personality opens doors to those who may be reluctant to hear our message, and translates inaction into action that is positive for public education, students, and principals,” Bell concluded.
Bell joins the elected statewide MESPA executive board effective July 1, 2013:
- Joey Page, president (principal, Richfield);
- Mark French, president-elect (principal, Osseo);
- Patrick Glynn, secretary/treasurer (principal, Prior Lake-Savage);
- Tim Bell, MESPA NAESP State Representative (principal, Prior Lake-Savage); and
- Kristine Stueve, past president (principal, Cambridge-Isanti)
Principal, Five Hawks Elementary School, Prior Lake-Savage Public Schools
MESPA is the professional association of Minnesota’s elementary and middle level principals. With the vision to “be the premiere resource for preparing today’s principals for tomorrow and a strong leading voice for public education” and a statewide membership over 950 principals, MESPA has represented Minnesota’s principals since 1950. MESPA is affiliated with the National Association of Elementary School Principals and its 29,500 members nationwide.
MESPA Mission Statement
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.