"My MESPA membership means: I have access to great professional
development specific to my role as an instructional leader; I can
contribute to the mission and vision of education in Minnesota; and I am
connected to professionals who understand the complexities of being an
-- Paul Anderson, principal, Sand Creek Elementary, Anoka-Hennepin
MESPA enhances members' professional
status through programs
continually refined to best suit elementary and middle level principal
needs. The association supports an annual calendar of professional
development at the state and division level -- and provides continuing
education credits. To download a card with highlights of our Professional
Development offerings, scroll to the bottom of this page.
MESPA CALENDAR - Upcoming Professional Development
Friday, May 2 MESPA
Board of Directors Meeting and National Outstanding Principal Interviews TIES Education Center, St. Paul Friday-Saturday, July 10-12 NAESP Convention Best Practices for Better Schools Nashville, TN
Wednesday-Friday, February 4-6, 2015 MESPA Institute 60th annual statewide convention DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington Minneapolis South Bloomington, MN
Wednesday-Friday, February 3-5, 2016 MESPA Institute 61st annual statewide convention DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington Minneapolis South Bloomington, MN
Need hotel accommodations while attending MESPA events in the Twin Cities?
Contact the Roseville Radisson (651.636.4567), and ask for the MESPA rate ($104/night, for MESPA members).
The Minnesota School of Excellence Program promotes excellence through a
rigorous evaluation process that showcases dynamic schools of the 21st
For complete information on the Minnesota
School of Excellence program and copies of all program materials --
including program guidelines, forms for the self-study, and an
application template, click
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