Honors & Awards
Recognition for Outstanding Principals
MESPA strives to share the positive stories and accomplishments of Minnesota principals. We annually honor the exceptional work of colleagues in the profession and in the broader education community. These principals and their stories serve as inspirations to us all.
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Click here to see an overview of all honors/awards and their application due dates for 2019-2020.
Nominate or Apply for these Honors Today!
Nominations are due January 1, 2020. Applications are due January 28, 2020.
Nominees must be active members of MESPA and belong to NAESP; must be a participating principal with at least five years of experience and must plan to continue as a practicing principal. Learn More
Congratulations to 2019 National Distinguished Principal Eric Skanson! Read more about Eric Skanson.
Nominees/Applicants must be members of MESPA and NAESP, an active assistant principal, and have been an active assistant principal for at least two years. Learn More
Congratulations to 2019 National Outstanding Assistant Principal John Awsumb! Read more about John Awsumb.
The STEM Innovation Award, presented in partnership with MESPA and the Science Museum of Minnesota, gives principals the opportunity to share innovative programs and/or projects in their schools. An “innovation database,” created from entries for the award, is made available to MESPA members, helping schools across the state replicate their colleagues’ successes. The Science Museum of Minnesota will provide $300 of programming to the award winner. Learn More
Congratulations to 2019 STEM Innovation Award Winner Woodland Elementary! Read more about Woodland Elementary.
This award is an annual recognition made by each of MESPA's 12 divisions to honor their colleagues' leadership. Any MESPA member may nominate a peer for consideration; Division Presidents then facilitate the selection process within each division. Learn More
Congratulations to our 2019 Division Leadership Award Recipients! To read the press releases, go to the Divisions Page and select the division you would like. The press releases are listed under division news.
2019-20 Letter of intent due October 28, 2019
Congratulations to our 2019-20 validated schools! Click here to learn more.