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
"MESPA provides the support and professional development necessary to succeed in the ever-changing role of the principal.  It is a close network of colleagues that lift each other up and share successes and best-practice so that we all have the tools to make a positive impact on the children of Minnesota."

Ranae Case Evenson, principal, Anoka-Hennepin

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

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