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. Click on your division's page to learn more about local meetings.

Central Division

Division President
Lori Lockhart
Willmar Public Schools

Division President-Elect

Jim Stang
Holdingford Public Schools

Central Page

Minneapolis Division

Division President
Jim Clark
Minneapolis Public Schools

Division President-Elect

Norma Alejandro-Mattson
Minneapolis Public Schools

Minneapolis Page

East Suburban Division

Division President
Travis Barringer
North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale Public Schools

Division President-Elect 
Arthur Williams

South Washington County Schools

East Suburban Page

Northeast Division

Division President
Tom Cawcutt 
Duluth Public Schools

Division President-Elect
Clayton Linder

ISD 318

Northeast Page

Northern Division

Division President
Kurt Becker
Crosby-Ironton Public Schools

Division President-Elect
Julie Pederson
East Grand Forks Public Schools

Northern Page

Southeast Division

Division President
Cindy Hansen
Pine Island Public Schools

Division President-Elect
Amanda Durnen
Byron Public Schools

Southeast Page

North Suburban Division

Division President
Anissa Cravens

Anoka-Hennepin Schools

Division President-Elect
Denise Schnabel

Anoka-Hennepin Schools

North Sub. Page

Southwest Division

Division President
Toni Baartman
Pipestone Area Schools Schools

Division President-Elect
Amanda Feterl

Sibley East Public Schools

Southwest Page

St. Paul Division

Division President
Nancy Páez
Saint Paul Public Schools

Division President-Elect

Duane Dutrieuille
Saint Paul Public Schools

St. Paul Page

Western Division

Division President
Corinna Erickson
Breckenridge Public Schools

Division President-Elect
Shane Monson
Morris Area Schools

Western Page

South Suburban Division

Division President

John Garcia
District 196

Division Past-President

Josie Koivisto

Shakopee Public Schools 

South Sub. Page

West Suburban Division

Division President
Jeff Radel
Hopkins Public Schools

Division President-Elect

Eduardo Navidad
Hopkins 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!

2021 Division Leadership Award

13 MESPA Division Leadership and Retired Principals of MESPA Award Winners. 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.

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 or learn about the Retired Principals of MESPA Committee.

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