MESPA Institute is still on despite the weather! Travel safely and we will see you there! Join us for the professional development event of the year! On February 6-8, 2019, you will be joined by 450+ of your colleagues for an incredible experience. With presentations from EIGHT incredible thought leaders, more than 25 sessions rooted in mental health, innovation, education equity, and leadership development, MESPA Speaks performances by your own colleagues, a Makerspace and Therapy Dog Showcase, an Unconference in which you guide your own learning, and 80+ education-based exhibits, how could you go wrong?

Share in the excitement! Use the conference hashtag #mespamn and follow @mespaprincipals on Twitter.

Evaluate Institute 2019: The evaluation is now live: Click here to complete the MESPA 2019 General Evaluation for your CEUs (17).
Evaluate Institute 2019 Breakout Sessions: Click here to complete a session evaluation for each breakout you attend. Your feedback helps us plan future sessions!
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Eric Skanson

Cold Spring Elementary
Cold Spring, Minnesota
Eric is the Elementary Principal at Cold Spring Elementary in the ROCORI District. He has been a practicing principal for 10 years. Eric received his Bachelor of Science in Education from Valley City State University in 2001, his Master of Arts in Education from Hamline University in 2005, and his Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership and Policy Administration from the University of Minnesota in 2016. Eric's passion lies with helping adults realize the power of collaboration within their organization and tending to the untapped power of unlikely partners for the benefit of kids.