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
Jim Stang
Holdingford Schools

Division President-Elect

Alicia Nelson
Rush City Schools

Central Page

Minneapolis Division

Division President
Jim Clark
Minneapolis Schools

Division President-Elect

Ryan Gibbs
Minneapolis Schools

Minneapolis Page

East Suburban Division

Division President

Arthur Williams

South Washington County Schools

Division President-Elect 
Staci Souhan

Mounds View  Schools

East Suburban Page

Northeast Division

Division President
Clayton Lindner
Grand Rapids Schools

Division President-Elect
Amy Maki
Mesabi East Schools

Northeast Page

Northern Division

Division President
Kurt Becker
Crosby-Ironton Schools

Division President-Elect
Rick Aulie
Pine River-Backus Schools

Northern Page

Southeast Division

Division President
Amanda Durnen
Byron Schools

Division President-Elect
Jeffrey Copp
La Crescent-Hokah 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 

Division President-Elect
Amanda Feterl

Sibley East Schools

Southwest Page

St. Paul Division

Division President
Duane Dutrieuille
Saint Paul Schools

Division President-Elect

Sarah Lightner
Saint Paul Schools

St. Paul Page

Western Division

Division President
Corinna Erickson
Breckenridge Schools

Division President-Elect
Chris Ellingson
Hawley Schools

Western Page

South Suburban Division

Division President

John Garcia
Cedar Park STEM School

Division Past-President

Jeremy Sorenson

South Sub. Page

West Suburban Division

Division President
Jeff Radel
Hopkins Schools

Division President-Elect

Eduardo Navidad
Hopkins 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!

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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