MESPA State Officers


Nancy Antoine
MESPA President

Bridgewater Elementary School
Principal


Eric Skanson
MESPA President-Elect

Cold Spring Elementary School
Principal


Jen Olson
MESPA Secretary/Treasurer

Humphrey & Winsted Elementary Schools
Principal


Tim Bell
MESPA NAESP State Representative

Five Hawks Elementary School
Principal

For more information on MESPA's State Officers please visit the member directory here.


The 2019 MESPA State Officers Election took place Feb. 22-Mar. 8, 2019. MESPA's new state officers take office on July 1, 2019. Click each officer's name below to read their press release:

Jason Luksik, President-Elect

Jen Olson, Secretary/Treasurer

Dawn Brown, NAESP State Representative

MESPA State President-Elect (2019-2024)

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Five-year commitment: two as president-elect, two as president, and one as past-president
  • Member of the MESPA Board of Directors
  • Member of the MESPA Executive Committee
  • Chair of the MN National Outstanding Assistant Principal Award selection committee
  • Chair of the state officer selection committee (committee comprised of division presidents and current state president-elect)
  • Represent MESPA at national events: NAESP Convention, National Leaders Conference, MESPA Institute
  • Click here to read the full President-Elect responsibility description

MESPA Secretary / Treasurer (2019-2021)

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Two-year commitment
  • Can be re-elected one time, for a two-term maximum
  • Member of the MESPA Board of Directors and Executive Committee
  • Review MESPA financial statements and give an update at Board of Director and Annual meetings.
  • Take minutes of all MESPA Board of Directors, Executive committee, and Annual meetings
  • Represent MESPA at national events: NAESP Convention, National Leaders Conference, MESPA Institute
  • Chair the MESPA STEM Innovation Award selection committee
  • Click here to read the full Secretary / Treasurer responsibility description

MESPA NAESP State Representative (2019-2022)

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Three-year commitment
  • Can be re-elected one time, for a two-term maximum
  • Elected MESPA Officer
  • Member of the MESPA Board of Directors
  • Member of the MESPA Executive Committee
  • Chair of the MESPA National Distinguished Principal (NDP) selection committee (committee comprised of Division presidents and current NDP)
  • Ex-Officio member and officer liaison to the MESPA Membership committee
  • Liaison between NAESP and MESPA members
  • Represent MESPA at national events: NAESP Convention, National Leaders Conference, MESPA Institute
  • Click here to read the full MESPA NAESP State Representative responsibility description

Officer Election Procedure

Elections

MESPA elections will occur in odd numbered years, as stipulated by Article V, Section 2  in our Bylaws, for President-Elect and Secretary/Treasurer no later than 15 calendar days after the MESPA Annual Meeting (February). Elections for the NAESP State Representative will be held in conjunction with MESPA officer elections.

The success of our association begins with the election of quality leadership. Exercise your membership right and vote for the MESPA candidates you believe will best represent your needs as an elementary or middle-level principal, and who will continue to assist in the development of strong association programs within the framework of our strategic goals.

Election procedure

Elections are conducted in accordance with our Bylaws (Article V, Section 2). This will be an electronic election process.

  • An electronic ballot will be e-mailed to all active MESPA members no later than 15 calendar days following the MESPA Annual Meeting. Voting will continue no longer than 30 calendar days following the MESPA Annual Meeting.
  • Votes will be tabulated electronically and verified by the MESPA Election Committee
  • Election results will be announced on the MESPA Web site and in the MESPA E-News.

Terms of Office

MESPA President-Elect: five-year commitment
  • Two years as MESPA President-Elect
  • Two years as MESPA President
  • One year as Past President
MESPA Secretary/Treasurer: two-year commitment
The officer can be re-elected one time, for a two-term maximum.

NAESP State Representative: three-year commitment The officer can be re-elected one time, for a two-term maximum.

Candidates

Learn about your candidates
Once candidates have been nominated (by September of election years), statements from each candidate will be posted on this site in early December.

Meet the candidates
During election years, you can meet the candidates at the MESPA Institute in February. Candidates will have an opportunity to speak during this conference.

For more information on leader responsibilities, visit the Leader Responsibilities Page.
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