Science and Math Principal of the Year Award
This award is presented in partnership with MESPA and the Science Museum of Minnesota. It honors the key role elementary and middle level principals play in developing a culture that encourages and celebrates math and science literacy. The Science Museum of Minnesota provides $300 of programming to the recipient of the award and the recipient is recognized at MESPA Institute Banquet in February. Any MESPA member may apply or be nominated!
Congratulations to our 2017 Science and Math Principal of the Year: Dr. Joey Page
“Dr. Page strives to find ways for R-S.T.E.M. staff to engage in culturally relevant pedagogy while maintaining a deep commitment to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. He has led the implementation of several sustaining initiatives, including Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS), Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, and ENVoY (Educational Non-Verbal Yardsticks). With his leadership and support, these programs have helped our school cultivate and grow learning environments where students feel safe, validated, and accepted. Dr. Page reminds us that positive relationships between students and teachers can determine students’ academic success or failure.” - Cindy Lybeck, R-S.T.E.M. Instructional Coach
Click here to read Dr. Joey Page's full press release.
How to Apply:
Any MESPA member can apply for or be nominated for the 2018 Science/Math Principal of the Year Award. 2018 Application will be available in the 2017 Fall. Completed application/nomination forms are due December 2017.
Who is elibigble to recieve the award? Must be an active principal and a member of MESPA
In reviewing applications/nominations, the award committee will look for:
• Professional development and coaching for teachers
• Partnerships with other organizations
• Applying math and science standards to curriculum
• Support materials
• Out-of-school as well as in-school experiences
• Inclusion of families
• Other creative ways of fostering interest in math and science