MESPA Divisions

MESPA spans the state of Minnesota with 12 regional divisions. Each division holds regular meetings to network and address the needs of its members.

Central Division

Division President
Amy Millard
Sauk Centre Schools

Division President-Elect

Lori Lockhart
Willmar Public Schools

Central Page

Minneapolis Division

Division President
Laura Sullivan
Minneapolis Public Schools

Division President-Elect

Kevin Oldenburg
Minneapolis Public Schools

Minneapolis Page

East Suburban Division

Division President
Dr. Susan Risius
South Washington County Schools

Division President-Elect 
Kenny Newby
Forest Lake Area Schools

East Suburban Page

Northeast Division

Division President
Jennifer Larva

Duluth Public Schools

Division President-Elect
Debra Reynolds 
Hermantown Community Schools

Northeast Page

Northern Division

Division President
Jason Luksik
Bemidji Area Schools

Division President-Elect
Christopher Bjerklie
Red Lake Falls Schools

Northern Page

Southeast Division

Division President
Abe Rodemeyer
Byron Public Schools

Division President-Elect
Gina Meinertz
Caledonia Area Public Schools

Southeast Page

North Suburban Division

Division President
Janel Wahlin
Anoka-Hennepin Schools

Division President-Elect

Amy Reed
Anoka-Hennepin Schools

North Sub. Page

Southwest Division

Division President
Michelle Rosen
Fairmont Area Schools

Division President-Elect
Darin Doherty
St. Peter Schools

Southwest Page

St. Paul Division

Division President
Craig Anderson
Saint Paul Public Schools

Division President-Elect

Chreese Jones
Saint Paul Public Schools

St. Paul Page

Western Division

Division President
Brendan Bogart
Alexandria Public Schools

Division President-Elect
Judith Brockway
New York Mills ISD #553

Western Page

South Suburban Division

Division President
Bret Domstrand
Lakeville Area Public Schools 

Division President-Elect
Josie Koivisto
Shakopee Public Schools 

South Sub. Page

West Suburban Division

Division President
Kari Wehrmann
Wayzata Public Schools

Division President-Elect

Andrew Vollmuth
Bloomington Public Schools

West Sub. Page

We're serious about high-quality PD.

$500 can be awarded to your division if you plan to offer a professional development opportunity at a division meeting. This stipend can be applied toward the cost of a special speaker.

Stretch your dollars! Work with nearby divisions to host a joint meeting and apply for the funds together. MESPA can help advertise your division meeting to boost attendance.

Division leaders: Complete the division stipend application (Word or PDF) and contact the MESPA office if you have questions!

2018 Division Leadership Award

13 MESPA Division Leadership Award Winners, pictured Left to Right: (top row) Bryan McGinley, Robbi Mondati, Lisa Reichelt, Ariana Wright, Dawn Brown, Corinna Erickson, Randy Mediger, (bottom row) Aaron Krueger, Lori Lockhart, Heather Nelson, Merry Tilleson, Wendy Templin, and Becky Pedersen.

To read the press releases, select the division pages above. The press releases are listed under division news. 

 Click here to find out more about the MESPA Division Leadership Award. 

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