Welcome to MESPA!

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
"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


"I have always felt nothing but support from this organization. The fellowship is needed and I look forward to Winter Institute every year."

- Doug Schleif, principal, Shakopee

Visit the MESPA Contract Archive

Are you in the process of negotiating your contract or applying for a position in the principalship? Would you like to compare your contract to those from districts around you? 

Visit the MESPA Contract Archive to view current employee contracts from all MESPA divisions. And email your contract to mespa@mespa.net for inclusion in the archive to help other members.

Upcoming Professional Development

2016 Strategic Direction

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

1667 Snelling Avenue North, Suite C101
St. Paul, Minnesota, 55108
651.999.7310

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