Northeast Division

The Northeast Division includes principals from school districts in the following counties: Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Lake, Pine (NW corner), St. Louis.

For a complete list of districts in the Northeast Division please see the document below.



Division Directory
For a directory of MESPA Northeast Division members -- with contact information, visit the Leaders Center in the Members Only section of this Web site. (Note: The list is housed in the Members Only section to protect your privacy.)

Division Bylaws
To read the MESPA Northeast Division Bylaws, visit the Leaders Center in the Members Only section of this Web site. (Note: The bylaws are posted in the Members Only section, along with the statewide MESPA Bylaws,  to protect our association's privacy.)

"As I look back on my 18 years as a Principal, and member of MESPA, I have found the networking, seminars, and Winter Institutes of the highest quality!  MESPA is, without a doubt, a professional's organization, supporting every aspect of our careers!" Sam Wilkes, principal, Mesabi East Elementary, Mesabi East
"MESPA email updates and seasonal meetings have been very helpful for networking, collaborating, and information sharing.  MESPA is a vehicle for support in being instructional leaders." Ranae Seykora, principal, Forest Lake Elementary, Grand Rapids
“Legislative lobbyist has been key in having a voice at the capitol.  This is much appreciated.” Pat Driscoll, principal, Minnehaha Elementary, Lake Superior
“Winter Institute is always informative and I depend on MESPA to keep me informed of the latest information regarding education.” Pat Driscoll, principal, Minnehaha Elementary, Lake Superior
“MESPA website has been my “go to” spot for information and resources varying from contacting a colleague to finding staff development.” Pat Driscoll, principal, Minnehaha Elementary, Lake Superior
“I was a principal for 4 years before I joined MESPA.  After my first meeting, I realized how much I had missed by not joining.  The support given and the knowledge gained from being part of MESPA is priceless.  Without MESPA, I would be lost.  Also, I was so utterly amazed that Fred remembered who I was and greeted me by name at each MESPA event.  Any organization that makes it’s members feel that important is worth joining!!” Rae Villebrun, superintendent/principal, Nett Lake School, Nett Lake
“I don't know where to start in thanking all of you for what you do for MESPA. I have found MESPA to be such a valuable organization. You have made available to me opportunities to further develop leadership skills, awareness of latest trends and valuable resources in education, provided assistance with local issues, and are always just there, if needed. MESPA is an organization that is never satisfied with the status quo and is always progressive. MN elementary principals are so fortunate to have such a professional organization. I believe I have been a member of MESPA the 17 years I have been an elementary principal in MN.  With Fred's (Storti) leadership, I have seen MESPA evolve into the outstanding organization it is today. His leadership is a major factor of where MESPA is today.” – Kathy Antilla, retired principal, Hibbing
"MESPA is more than an association; it is a collegial network of professional support that which encompasses all aspects of the Principalship. MESPA strives for excellence through furthering the vision of the association while caring for, and fostering the development of individuals." -- Tom Cawcutt, principal, Barnum Elementary, Barnum Schools

"One aspect of MESPA that I value most is having a network of professionals that I can go to to ask questions or get support for issues that we face each day in elementary schools.  Everyone is always willing to share best practices with each other with the intend of improving education for the students of Minnesota. " -- Amy Galatz, principal, King Elementary, Deerwood
“The one aspect I appreciate most about MESPA is the focus on issues related specifically to Minnesota elementary school principals. Issues are germane to the realities we work with and face each day. When I have a question or need help I know the person "on the other end" is looking through a similar lens.” -- Sean Martinson, Cohasset Elementary School, Grand Rapids

"I can sum it up in one word:  Networking!  Whether it is connections with vendors, MESPA staff, or other principals, I have found the networking to be invaluable. This connection is becoming more and more important, as education in Minnesota moves at a faster than ever pace." -- Sam Wilkes, principal, Mesabi East Elementary, Mesabi East Schools

Mission: The Minnesota Elementary School Principals' Association is dedicated to promoting and improving education for children and youth, strengthening the role as educational leader for elementary and middle level principals, and collaborating with partners in education to assist in achieving these goals.

Leading schools toward excellence through the MESPA vision to be the premiere resource for preparing today's principals for tomorrow and a strong leading voice for public education.

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