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Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of MESPA! The Minnesota Elementary School Principals' Association (MESPA) is a statewide association serving a membership of approximately 1,000 elementary and middle-level principals and educational leaders from all career stages, and is affiliated with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP).

A collaborative, grassroots association, MESPA provides Minnesota elementary and middle-level principals with:

  • Professional development, with continuing education credits
  • Legal assistance and legislative advocacy
  • Communications customized to the needs of educational leaders
  • Honors, recognition, and public relations
  • National standards supported by the Minnesota School of Excellence Program
  • And more! Click here to see a detailed list of membership benefits.
You can add/renew NAESP membership as a part of your MESPA membership application for access to an impressive array of expanded legal protection, increased connections to experts and colleagues throughout the country, and many other unique benefits at the national level. You can view NAESP membership benefit information here.

NEW: Starting in the 2018-19 membership year, you will have the option to add high-quality, on-demand professional development online through the Ed Leaders Network (ELN). You can add your subscription for just $10/year when you renew your MESPA membership. The subscription will begin in mid-July and last for one year.

Renewing your membership? Login to your profile, click "View profile" (next to your name), and click on the gray  Renew Until 01 Jul 2019  button located under "Membership Details". Follow prompts to update your profile information, review, and click  Confirm  to complete your renewal and generate an invoice for payment by check. No need to wait until your existing membership expires July 1! Payment is not required at the time of renewal. We will send an invoice for you or your district to use in processing payment by check.

Questions? Please contact Karoline Nauss, MESPA Membership Manager, at karoline@mespa.net or 651.999.7314. 

Making changes to an existing profile? Please notify Karoline if you are changing jobs/institutions or retiring. 

Top 10 Reasons to Join MESPA

 "As I develop and grow as a leader, MESPA is a key part of what helps me stay current, improve my practice, and reach the goals that I have for my school."

– Ariana Wright, Principal, Kasson-Mantorville Elementary


2018-19 MESPA Membership Benefits Chart

"Joining NAESP will take you to the next level of leadership. You will connect with colleagues who will challenge you to become the best you can be."

Steven Geis, NAESP Past President & Principal, North Trail Elementary

2018-19 NAESP Membership Information

MESPA is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization

1667 Snelling Avenue North, Suite C101
St. Paul, Minnesota, 55108
651.999.7310
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