Cold Spring Elementary School
For more information on MESPA's State Officers please visit the member directory here.
2021 MESPA Elections
MESPA is seeking qualified candidates to fill two statewide positions on the MESPA Executive Committee, beginning July 1, 2021. See below to read a summary of each position: State President-Elect and Secretary-Treasurer.
MESPA's state officers are the engine of our association. They shape MESPA's strategic direction, connect with leaders around the state and nation, and help make MESPA an association that meets the needs of the modern principal. MESPA State Officers also get to have a ton of fun! From lobbying on behalf of principals during the National Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. to touring schools around the state, MESPA State Officers are on the front lines of the principalship.
To apply for an open position, simply fill out the candidate filing form (Word, PDF, or Google Form) and email to firstname.lastname@example.org (or click "submit" on the Google Form) by September 18, 2020. Candidates will be notified in late September if they are selected by the elections committee to appear on the final slate of candidates. Selected candidates will campaign through Institute 2021 (February 3-5, 2021), with elections following in February.
If you have any questions about running for a position, please don't hesitate to reach out to a current executive committee member. You can read the full election process from the bylaws by clicking here.
Nominate a candidate for MESPA State Office!
Do you have a colleague or peer who would make a great MESPA State Officer? Nominate them using this form! After receiving your nomination, MESPA will contact the nominee with details on how they can apply.
Being a MESPA State Officer is a blast! from lobbying on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. to visiting schools around the state, there's never a dull moment. Check out the video to the left to hear MESPA Secretary/Treasurer Jen Olson discuss highlights from her first year on the Executive Committee!
MESPA State President-Elect (2021-2026)
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MESPA Secretary / Treasurer (2021-2023)
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Officer Election Procedure
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.
Elections are conducted in accordance with our Bylaws (Article V, Section 2). This will be an electronic election process.
Terms of Office
MESPA President-Elect: five-year commitment
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.
Learn about your candidates