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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Toni Baartman

Most importantly I am a boymom of three amazing boys ages 22, 18, and 15.  I have been involved in education for 22 years, and I am in my 23rd year.  I was a private school principal for 2 years, an Instructional Coach/DAC/Para Inductionist for one year as well as the Assistant Principal at Prairie Elementary in Worthington for one year.  I am currently in my Fourth year as head principal at Hill and Brown Elementary Schools in Pipestone, Minnesota.  I have a preschool at the First Lutheran Church and also serve students at the Hutterite Colony.  Along with my principal duties I have the privilege of being the title coordinator, Homeless Liaison, and the Community Education Director at PAS.  I taught Health and Physical Education in both MS/HS, and Elementary each for 3 years, substitute taught for a total of 8 years (one year out of college and while home with my kids for 7 years) and coached gymnastics and track during my teaching years as well as during my college years.  I think it is safe to say that kids have always been my life and my passion!