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Renewing your MESPA membership ensures you remain part of a dynamic community of school leaders dedicated to professional growth and educational excellence. Members benefit from exclusive access to valuable resources, legal counsel (for active members), and a supportive network that champions best practices in education. Stay connected, stay informed, and continue to make a difference in the lives of your students and staff by renewing your membership today.

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Run for A Seat on the Executive Committee 

Want to expand your influence? Want to give back to an organization that helped you along the way? Want to help direct MESPA's future? Run for office! All three seats are up for election with terms starting July 1, 2023. 

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Due Sept 15

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Due Aug 31

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Dr. Quennel Cooper Appointed to PELSB

Congratulations to Dr. Cooper on his prestigious appointment by the office of Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan to the MN Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB). Dr. Cooper's dedication to educational excellence and commitment to advancing standards within our profession make him an ideal choice for this important role. His expertise and leadership will greatly benefit the board and the education community as a whole. 

Women in Leadership: Give Input Now

Are you eager to connect, empower, and learn from fellow trailblazers? Do you identify as a woman and a leader? Share your voice and shape the future of our group! We invite you to provide input on preferred discussion topics, the group's structure, and the most convenient days and times for meetings.

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Dr. Fatima Lawson is Minnesota's 2024 NAESP National Distinguished Principal

Candidates endured a rigorous application process, culminating in the final interviews held on May 3, 2024. Congratulations Dr. Fatima Lawson, principal of Highwood Hills Elementary, a Polytechnic Program School in Saint Paul. 

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Present at Institute 

Want to present a breakout session at Institute 2025?  Do you use innovative strategies in your school? Do you have a unique approach to school leadership? We want to hear from you! Submit your proposal for a breakout session and join us in shaping the future of education

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Day at the Capitol

Members of MESPA and MASSP gathered at the Capitol on Tuesday, April 16. Four principals testified to the Education Finance Committee, including MESPA members, Brett Domstrand (Marion Lake Elementary in Lakeville) and Katy Schuerman (Five Hawks Elementary in Prior Lake).

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Recap of Aspiring Principals' Workshop

15 Aspiring Principals came together in Arden Hills to build on their leadership skills, learn from a panel of experience principals, dig into the book The Principled Principal and crowdsource possible interview questions. 

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Submit Your New Contract

Your contract will go to a members-only database that will help your colleagues negotiate better contracts in the future. 

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Benefits Survey Results Are in! 

Principals from 71 districts across the state responded to our negotiations survey. See how your benefits compare. 

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MESPA Representing on the National Level

MESPA and MASSP representatives lobbied on Capitol Hill on March 13th, meeting with every member of Congress representing Minnesota.

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Congratulations Kenny Newby, Zone 7 Director

Kenny Newby was recently elected for a full term on NAESP's board of directors as the Zone 7 director.

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MAR 8, 2024

How to Support Students During Ramadan

Learn how Gideon Pond Elementary in Burnsville, led by Principal Salma Hussein, is supporting their students during the month of Ramadan.

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MAR 13, 2024

MESPA Leaders Advocate in D.C.

The MESPA executive committee, executive director and legislative advocacy chair went to Washington, D.C. to the National School Leaders Advocacy Conference to gain skills and advocate for MESPA's legislative priorities.

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