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Apollo 13 This Thing!

By Jeff Radel, principal at Glen Lake Elementary and MESPA president-elect of the West Suburban Division As of this writing, our district closed our doors 59 days ago in response to COVID-19. We’ve all heard … it happened so fast. … Continue reading

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It’s All About Support Right Now

By Kurt Becker, principal at Cuyuna Range Elementary and president-elect of Northern Division About the most ludacris question we could ask anybody in education these days is “What’s new”? EVERYTHING is new, that’s what. In just eight short days, educators … Continue reading

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A Time to Be Silent

By Cindy Hansen, President-Elect of Southeast Division and principal at Pine Island Elementary Years ago, one of my mentors encouraged me to use silence in difficult conversations. When a student or adult says something insulting to me, it is not … Continue reading

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Unsettling Times and Leadership

By Lori Lockhart, Central Division President-Elect and Principal of Roosevelt Elementary School, Willmar, MN The last few weeks have been turbulent as we all personally and professionally wrestle with what we hear and see in our news media. The Coronavirus … Continue reading

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Echoes of a Student’s Voice: Education in an Emerging Country

By Tracy Reimer, Central Division member and Program Director at Bethel University This fall I had the privilege to partake on an adventure in Southeast Asia to learn more about education systems in emerging countries. To be transparent, it was … Continue reading

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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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