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 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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What is the Minnesota School of Excellence program? What does it take to be endorsed as a Minnesota School of Excellence - and what benefits does the program offer schools? This session is for principals whose schools are in the midst of completing their MN School of Excellence application and have questions - as well as for the curious who are considering undertaking the school improvement process in their school community. Promote excellence through a rigorous evaluation process that showcases dynamic schools of the 21st century!

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Andrew Vollmuth

Normandale Hills Elementary School
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Lisa Pikop

Garfield Elementary (Miltona & Carlos)
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Sam Richardson

Principal at Greenvale Park Elementary in Northfield, is the chair of the MN School of Excellence Committee. Sam's school was validated as a MN School of Excellence in 2013-2014.

Thursday February 7, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
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