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 mission, purpose, and structure, including Committees, Divisions, State Officers, and Board of Directors, below.
The Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association strives to be the premier leadership resource for elementary and middle level principals and a strong leading voice for public education. MESPA is committed to ensuring a high quality education for all children through strengthening and enhancing the principal’s role as educational leader in our schools.
Improve education for Minnesota students through collaboration and advocacy
Unite current, past, and future licensed elementary and middle level principals
Encourage and support a cooperative relationship between MESPA and other state/national organizations, and
Advocate for the professional, ethical, economic, and social welfare of it members.
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.
You are represented by a Board of Directors consisting of:
"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