MESPA is a collaborative, grassroots 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:
MESPA spans the state with 12 regional divisions. Find out more about MESPA's structure, including Committees, Divisions, State Officers, and Board of Directors below.
MESPA has eight statewide committees. Each committee has a chair appointed by the MESPA president and includes a representative selected by each MESPA division. Click here to learn more.
MESPA is made up of 12 regional divisions that cover the entire state.
"MESPA is not just being a member of a high calibre association. It is about belonging to an organization that cares about its members in a professional, caring manner. It is about protecting rights and advancing education for students (as well as its members). And, it is a terrific way to connect with colleagues who share a common goal!"
- Tim Bell, principal, Five Hawks Elementary
“MESPA has been a wonderful resource of information in regards to what is best for students, instruction, and leadership and the opportunities for continual learning are endless. Not only do I appreciate the educational value of the membership, but the relationships that I have developed through MESPA are invaluable.“
– Dawn Brown, principal, Washington Learning Center