MEMSPA: A Community of Principals

We are a community of principals dedicated to advocating, leading and learning. We recognize the evolving nature of the principal’s role and support those committed to this important work. All who share in our purpose are welcome to join. Find out more about MEMSPA here.

Accelerated Learning


STEM Practices that Promote District and Campus High Performance

STEMposium professional development seminars model the practices of STEM instruction that help educators transform the way STEM is taught on a campus or across a district. Attending a STEMposium, helps participants learn to critically evaluate STEM instruction, integrate the components of STEM, establish the high-yield instructional practices that characterize a STEM campus, and foster teachers’ professional growth as STEM educators. Click Here to Read the Agenda.

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  • Reflecting on #MEMSPA16

    • Wednesday, December 14, 2016
    • MEMSPA

    By Allyson Apsey

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  • Tips to get Quality Professional Development

    • Wednesday, December 14, 2016
    • MEMSPA

    By Jonathon Wennstrom

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  • You can never predict

    • Thursday, August 6, 2015
    • Ben Gilpin

    One of my characteristics (or flaws) is the fact that I always try to predict the future.  During my days as a classroom teacher the class would work on career awareness.  Students would take quizzes that gave indications on what career fit their answers.  Looking back, we didn't take it ultra serious, I mean, the kids were in 5th grade.  To pigeonhole them into a career at ten years old is crazy.

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Meetings & Events

Save these dates!


Summer Leadership Institute - August 1-2, 2017 - Doubletree Hotel, Bay City

MEMSPA Annual Conference - December 6-8, 2017 - Grand Traverse Resort