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Press Releases

January 6, 2017 - Dr. Joey Page, principal of Richfield S.T.E.M, named 2017 Science and Mathematics Principal of the Year

December 9, 2017 - Sara Schmidt, assistant principal of XinXing Academy/Eisenhower Elementary, named 2017 National Outstanding Assistant Principal!

August 29, 2016 - Six Schools Validated as MN Schools of Excellence!

April 27, 2016 - Brad Gustafson, principal of Greenwood Elementary in Wayzata, named 2016 NDP!

February 29, 2016 - 12 Principals across the state awarded the MESPA Division Leadership Award. Click here and then on each division page to read each press release. 

February 22, 2016 - Three National Distinguished Principal Candidates named for 2016:
Tim Bell
Brad Gustafson
Joey Page 

December 14, 2015 - Margo Kleven named 2016 MN National Outstanding Assistant Principal

August 31, 2015 - Six Schools Validated as MN Schools of Excellences! 

Check back regularly for the latest news about MESPA members. Do you have a news story or announcement that you would like to share? Contact MESPA Communications Manager, Kelsey Gantzer, at or call 651.999.7313. 

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