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.
Share you accomplishments with MESPA today! We'll highlight you in the weekly e-news and include your accomplishment in the annual Honors Edition of the Advocate. Send your accomplishments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to see an overview of all honors/awards and their application due dates for 2017-2018.
Nominate or Apply for these Honors Today!
MN National Distinguished Principal
Application materials are now available! Nominations are due January 1, 2018. Applications are due January 29, 2018.
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
MN National Outstanding Assistant Principal
Applications due November 20, 2017.
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
Applications due December 4, 2017.
NEW 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, will be 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
MESPA Division Leadership Award
Nominations due to Division Presidents by November 13, 2017
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
Minnesota School of Excellence Validation
Letter of intent due October 30, 2017