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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Josh Smith

Josh Smith is currently the Principal at Pillager Elementary School in Pillager, MN.  He began his career in Pillager as a fifth grade teacher and has also served the district as a Dean of Students, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and High School Principal.

In Smith’s current role, he supports staff as one of three resident ENVoY coaches.  He credits the skills and strategies that he has learned over the course of his ENVoY experiences with transforming his leadership philosophy to one that values influencing those around him to build their own leadership capacity.  

Smith humbly accepted the 2018 Leader of Educational Excellence Award presented by Sourcewell (formerly NJPA) Education Solutions for exemplifying innovative practices in education.  Smith recognizes those around him for this honor and for being willing to strive for their own personal best as educators.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, February 8

9:15am CST