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MESPA Division Leadership Award


The Division Leadership Award is an annual recognition made by each of the 12 MESPA divisions and the Retired Principals of MESPA (RPM). The award expresses appreciation to the many outstanding individuals in the principalship who have contributed generously to improving education, their communities, and their profession. They serve as role models and sources of inspiration to other principals and educators.

Nomination due to division president October 29, 2021.
Application due in the MESPA office November 12, 2021.


Any MESPA member may nominate a peer for consideration; Division Presidents then facilitate the selection process within each division. 

How to Nominate a Colleague: 
Click here to read the full guidelines.

Nominations due to Division Presidents by October 29, 2021: Any active MESPA member can nominate / be nominated. Click here to nominate a colleague. Or, fill out the Word nomination form and send directly to your division president (find your division president in the MESPA Directory).

Applications due November 12, 2021: After the division president selects a nominee, the candidate must submit a completed application and high-resolution digital headshot to the MESPA office. The application will be sent to the selected nominee upon their selection.

Congrats to our 2021 Division Leadership Award Recipients!


13 MESPA Division Leadership and Retired Principals of MESPA Award Winners. Click a name below to read their press release:

Top row, pictured Left to Right: Mary Holmberg, Kenny Newby, Jamil Payton, Christopher Forrest, Darren Sheldon, Ami Aalgaard, and Cindy Hansen. Bottom row: Bret Domstrand, Liam Dawson, Chreese Jones, Trisha Mariotti, Heather Hanson, and Carole Gupton.

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