Honors & Awards
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Nominees must be active members of MESPA and belong to NAESP (being in at least their 3rd year of NAESP Active level membership by May of the nomination year); must be a participating principal with at least five years of experience; and must plan to continue as a practicing principal. Click to learn more, apply, and nominate.
Congratulations to Minnesota's 2022 NAESP National Distinguished Principal®! Read more about Ariana Wright.
Congratulations to Dr. Heidi Miller, Minnesota's 2022 NAESP National Outstanding Assistant PrincipalTM! Click here to read more about Dr. Miller.
The STEM Innovation Award, presented in partnership with MESPA and the Science Museum of Minnesota, gives principals the opportunity to share innovative programs and/or projects in their schools. An “innovation database,” created from entries for the award, is made available to MESPA members, helping schools across the state replicate their colleagues’ successes. The Science Museum of Minnesota will provide $300 of programming to the award winner. Click here to learn more.
Congratulations to Independence Elementary STEM School, our 2022 STEM Innovation Awardee! Click here to read more about Independence Elementary STEM.
This award is an annual recognition made by each of MESPA's 12 divisions to honor their colleagues' leadership. Any MESPA member may nominate a peer for consideration; Division Presidents then facilitate the selection process within each division. Click here to learn more, apply, and nominate.
Congratulations to our 2021 Division Leadership Award Recipients! To read the press releases, go to the Divisions Page and select the division you would like. The press releases are listed under division news.
Congratulations to our 2022-23 validated schools!
Recognition for Outstanding Principals
MESPA strives to share the positive stories and accomplishments of Minnesota principals. We annually honor the exceptional work of colleagues in the profession and in the broader education community. These principals and their stories serve as inspirations to us all.
Share your accomplishments with MESPA today! We'll highlight you in the weekly e-news. Send your accomplishments to firstname.lastname@example.org.