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"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 elementary principal.”
 -- 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

Thursday-Friday, June 12-13, 2014
Breakthrough Coach
TIES Education Center

Friday-Saturday, July 10-12
NAESP Convention
Best Practices for Better Schools
Nashville, TN

Friday, August 1, 2014
Creating Community: Unlocking the Potential of Proactive PBIS
TIES Education Center

Fridays, August 1, October 10 and November 21, 2014
MN Literacy Walkthrough
TIES Education Center and on-site at two elementary schools

Monday-Tuesday, September 29-30, Fridays, November 14 and December 12, 2014
Principal Literacy Academy
TIES Education Center

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


Hotel Accommodations
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 century.

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 here.