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

Upcoming Professional Development

MESPA's Strategic Direction

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

1970 Oakcrest Avenue, Suite 204
Roseville, Minnesota, 55113
952.297.8670

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