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Expand your toolkit for student mental health, positive school culture, and behavior supports with three new workshops!

Foundations and Applications for Trauma Responsive Schools

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How to Build, Influence, and Support a Positive School Culture

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Responsibility-Centered Discipline: Becoming a Master of Challenging Moments with Students

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Market your materials and services exclusively to Minnesota elementary and middle-level principals and school decision makers at the annual convention of the Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association.

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MESPA is a collaborative, member-based association serving Minnesota elementary and middle level principals. MESPA has represented Minnesota principals since 1950 and is affiliated with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and its 20,000 members nationwide. MESPA supports its members with:

  • Professional development for leaders
  • Legal and legislative advocacy
  • Communications customized to the needs of education leaders
  • Honors, recognition, and public relations
  • Minnesota School of Excellence program grounded in national standards

Upcoming Professional Development
JUST ANNOUNCED: High Performing PreK-3 Systems: Thief River Falls! 6 more regional locations coming soon!

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"When I was a rural principal, and the only elementary principal in my district, my division became my safety net. The best part of MESPA is the support of other principals in the division."- Jen Larva, principal, Duluth

"I have loved being a member of MESPA and feel very supported with the entire operation from leadership to membership!"- Mari Lu Martens, principal, Sibley East

"MESPA has evolved into an organization that I feel proud to be a part of and want to help guide to make better for upcoming principals. This is what the organization has done for me."- Jason Luksik, principal, Bemidji

MESPA's Strategic Direction

MESPA is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization

1667 Snelling Avenue North, Suite C101
St. Paul, Minnesota, 55108

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