MN School of Excellence Program
"The Minnesota School of Excellence program clearly connects the education process to student learning."
MESPA developed this research-based program aligned with national standards in: leadership, vision, student learning, the culture of adult learning, data and decision-making, and community engagement. MESPA endorses schools whose principal, staff, students, and community -- working as a team -- demonstrate the desire to strengthen education by successfully undertaking the Minnesota School of Excellence program. This school improvement process is recognized by the Minnesota Department of Education and the National Association of Elementary School Principals. It involves a systematic program of self-study, development of a school improvement plan, and implementation of the plan based on demonstrated results.
Letter of Intent due October 30, 2017: The letter of intent indicates you are interested in pursuing MESPA's MN SOE Process. View MN SOE Program Guidelines (includes sample letter of intent).
Congratulations to our 2017 Validated Schools:
Armatage Montessori, Minneapolis Public Schools, Principal Joan Franks, Assistant Principal Paul Scanlon
Braham Area Elementary, Braham Area Schools, Principal Jeff Eklund
Elm Creek Elementary, Osseo Area Schools, Principal Elizabeth Ness
Jordan Elementary, Jordan Public Schools, Principal Melissa Barnett, Assistant Principal Carol Lagergren
Lyndale Community School, Minneapolis Public Schools, Principal Mark Stauduhar, Assistant Principal Sarah Hunter
Normandale Hills Elementary, Bloomington Public Schools, Principal Andrew Vollmuth
Sioux Trail Elementary School, Burnsville–Eagan–Savage School District, Principal Shannon McParland
Triton Elementary, Triton Public Schools, Principal Nancy Stucky
Past School of Excellence Celebrations