The Principal Force at the Capitol: MESPA and MASSP leaders led by Roger Aronson (back row, second from right), Joann Knuth (front row, third from left) and P. Fred Storti (front row, second from right).
(February 15, 2011 -- St. Paul) MESPA/MASSP Legislative Counsel Roger Aronson led the Minnesota Elementary School Principals' Association and Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals executive officers and Legislative committees in sharing the associations’ goals and our schools’ education stories at the Capitol.
For this joint advocacy opportunity, Aronson coordinated meetings with:
Rep. Sondra Erickson, Chair of the House Education Reform Committee;
Senator Gen Olson, Chair of the Senate Education Committee; and
Rep. Pat Garofalo, Chair of the House Education Finance Committee.
The principals also met individually with their own legislators and attended the House Education Reform Committee meeting.
Their combined voices gave the legislators a perspective on the true state of Minnesota education, from the point of view of school leaders.
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