Welcome to MESPA!

Looking for COVID planning resources? Visit our Safe Learning page to find planning resources shared by other members! Share your useful resources with mespa@mespa.net to add them to the page.

New Content Added to the Implicit Bias Resource Page!

Read newly added guides for managing equity discussions in school on the Implicit Bias Resource page.

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, former 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

2021–22 Membership renewal is now open! 
You can renew in four easy steps:

  1. Log into your profile right above this box, then click View profile.
  2. Scroll down past the header text Membership details.
  3. Click the light gray Renew to 01 Jul 2022 button.
  4. Update your profile, then click        Update and next, and click Invoice me to pay by check OR click Pay online to pay by credit card for an additional fee.
Or, find out how to become a new member here.

Upcoming Professional Development

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

1970 Oakcrest Avenue, Suite 204
Roseville, Minnesota, 55113

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