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Recalibrate

By Corinna Erickson, Western Division President-Elect and Principal of Breckenridge Elementary School As I sit in my quiet office over the holiday break, excited to have completed a TON of those things that just don’t get done when the office, … Continue reading

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The Principal’s Journey — Getting Out of the Quicksand

By Toni Jo Stamer-Baartman, Principal at Hill and Brown Elementary and MESPA Southwest Division President-Elect When I was teaching, the thought of being a principal never crossed my mind. It was not until a friend said something to me about … Continue reading

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Context Matters!

By Bret Domstrand, Principal at Lake Marion Elementary and South Suburban President Elect The role of a principal is complex and full of difficult decisions. It is also one that brings tremendous joy and fulfillment. One of the best things I’ve … Continue reading

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YOU Make A Difference

By Jason Luksik, Lincoln Elementary Principal, MESPA President Elect Hello MESPA family- Every month our communication team will be sharing an article for you to read and gain information about the role of a principal. Each division president elect will submit … Continue reading

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Re-examining Student Discipline: Shifting from a Compliance Model to a Culture of Influence

By Dr. Amy Reed (@AmyReedEDU), Ramsey Elementary Principal and MESPA North Suburban Division President-Elect  “If a child doesn’t know how to read, we teach. If a child doesn’t know how to swim, we teach. If a child doesn’t know how … Continue reading

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Reteach and Enrich – Meeting the Math Needs of All Students

By Kenny Newby (@KennyNewby81), Forest Lake Elementary School Principal, MESPA East Suburban Division President-Elect Two years ago a teacher from our school approached me and shared a video clip (watch video embedded below) she had seen online about a school … Continue reading

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What a Difference a Dean Makes

By Deb Reynolds (@debprincipal), Hermantown Elementary School Principal, MESPA Northeast Division President-Elect As I near the end of my tenth year as the principal at Hermantown Elementary School, I reflect over the increasing demands of the principal position. We have … Continue reading

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