Event Details

Early Career Principals Workshop

  • 14 Oct 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Bethel Anderson Center - 2 Pine Tree Dr, Arden Hills, MN 55112 - ROOM 307 EAST (main floor)


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Join us for an empowering day of learning and collaboration at MESPA's 3rd annual workshop designed BY early career principals, FOR early career principals!

Workshop content
This workshop is collaborative, interactive and driven by your needs. We will meet you where you are at. In this workshop, you will work with other early career principals to:

  • Gain access to tangible strategies and tools that have worked for other principals that you can take back to your school to try out TOMORROW.
  • Problem-solve with colleagues using real-world scenarios from your school.
  • Answer your burning questions about best practices with staff, students, family & community, curriculum, and climate/culture.
  • Learn about school law and get your legal questions answered by Roger Aronson, renowned school law extraordinaire.
  • Connect with a supportive network of colleagues to contact with questions and meet other early career principals.
  • Receive access to a Google folder filled with resources from experienced principals.
  • Have fun! Play games, meet other early career principals, and more!
  • Earn 6 Admin CEUs for attending.
Click here to view the full workshop schedule!

Workshop goals
This workshop is a safe space for newer principals to ask questions and problem solve in a collaborative environment. Participants will leave feeling supported and equipped with tangible resources to continue the work at hand. You'll get a chance to ask those tough "What do I do when..." or "How should I go about..." questions in a safe and supportive space.

Who can attend?
All new and early career Elementary and Middle-level principals are encouraged to attend! "Early career" is purposefully left open-ended -- if this workshop description resonates with you at any level of your career, then you are welcome to attend!

Our 3rd annual workshop is designed to be different than the others! Repeat attendees are welcome!

Our Design Team
This workshop is member-led! We have a fabulous group of early career principals who are working to design this workshop to meet your needs!

  • Principal Toni Baartman @ToniJoStamer from Hill and Brown Elementary Schools, Pipestone Area Schools (3 years as principal)
  • Principal Bret Domstrand @BretDom from Lake Marion Elementary, Lakeville Schools (5 years as principal)
  • Principal Chreese Jones @ChreeseJones from Global Arts Plus, St. Paul Public Schools (4 years as principal)
  • Principal Gina Meinertz @GMeinertz from Spring Grove Public Schools (5 years as principal)
  • Principal Staci Souhan @RCSouhan from CE Jacobson Elementary, Rush City (2 years as principal)

PLUS Get 50% off a MESPA School Office workshop!

We want you to feel totally empowered and ready to be successful in your building. Register for ECP, and you'll also receive 50% off a registration to our MESPA School Office Workshop (Nov. 12) -- attend with your secretary for just $75 and get ready to build the best school office team imaginable! Click here to read more about MSO. Use the code shared in your ECP registration confirmation email to get the discount. 

Event Cancellation Policy 

A completed online registration constitutes a bill and a commitment to pay for a full seminar payment. Due to MESPA's incurred costs (i.e. materials, meals, speaking fees, etc.) please know that unfortunately, we are unable to grant refunds within two weeks of the event's start date. Prior to the two-week mark, we are able to issue a refund, less a $50 processing fee.

For Institute Exhibit registrations, please see the Cancellation Policy at mespa.net/exhibit.

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