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?

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Thursday, February 7 • 10:10am - 11:10am
Principals in Action 2.0

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Do you have dance parties on your playground? Do you make positive phone calls home for students and staff members? Do you want to have more fun at work? Do you need to spend more time with your family? Principal French and Principal Kapuchuck will share their experiences as Principals In Action who work to be out of their office connecting with others and engaging with students. Even with being in two different states, Principal French and Principal Kapuchuck have become friends and colleagues and enjoy supporting each other and other principals in their states and around the country.

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Mark French

Mark French, Principal, Gatewood Elementary, Hopkins Public Schools; 37 year educator, 22nd year as a principal; 2015 Minnesota NDP; MESPA past president.
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J Kapuchuck

J Kapuchuck, Principal, Plains Elementary, Rockingham, Virginia Public Schools; 20 year educator, 4th year principal; VAESP, NAESP member.

Thursday February 7, 2019 10:10am - 11:10am CST
Bloomington Room