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|Prior Lake-Savage Principal Elected MESPA Secretary/Treasurer: Patrick Glynn|
3/5/2013 12:39 PM(St. Paul, MN -- March 5, 2013) – Patrick Glynn, principal of Grainwood Elementary School in the Prior Lake-Savage school district, was elected by his peers to serve as secretary-treasurer of the Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association (MESPA). He will begin a two-year term on July 1, 2013.
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 of 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 has provided me opportunity for social and professional development in the role of a school administrator,” said Glynn. “The past seven and a half years as a principal, I have counted on MESPA to connect me with the tools, resources, individuals and solutions to assist in my efforts to support and enhance quality education at the elementary level. In return, I wish to give back to MESPA and volunteer my time and energy as a state officer.”
“On behalf of the association, I congratulate Patrick Glynn on this leadership position,” said P. Fred Storti, MESPA executive director. “Patrick communicates with his eyes open. His focus is on moving education and the principalship into a positive future.”
‘I will be an ambassador for principals everywhere while promoting MESPA’s school-leader initiatives,” said Glynn. “Having served as a principal intern in the Minneapolis Public Schools, as an intermediate level principal in rural Waseca, and now as an elementary principal in the suburban school district of Prior Lake-Savage, I have established numerous relationships with colleagues in multiple divisions and can represent principals from different areas of the state.”
“The role of the Secretary/Treasurer supports and models initiatives that maximize communication to MESPA members, further shrinking the distance between districts and inspiring collaboration,” said Glynn “I envision being a positive contributor in shaping the future role of the principal as we take head-on increased accountability, support for sustainable adequate school funding, the explosion of tech integration in our schools, the increased need for school and community partnerships, and evolving PreK-3 alignment. This is an exciting time in education and I am proud to be a principal supporting change and innovation in the leadership role.”
Glynn 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, Grainwood Elementary, 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
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.