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.


  • 5 Tips to Positive Student Outcomes

    • Tuesday, March 10, 2015
    • Shanna Spickard

    While it is not an easy, one-size-fits-all formula, several factors are positively related to middle school student success.   

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  • Positive Power Perseveres

    • Saturday, March 7, 2015
    • Shanna Spickard

    “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” - Dr Wayne Dyer   I have decided that I want more positivity in my life. Just by making that decision, positivity perseveres. As Dr. Dyer's quote suggests, we have the power to change our outlook and view of people, places, and things. One cannot do away with negativity completely. Being in education, I am faced with it trying to enter my positive bubble force on a daily basis, but choosing not to let it consume me has made both my professional and personal life better. Being an administrator means that I cannot make everyone happy. My mother, one of the most selfless, caring, and supportive human beings on this earth, reminded me when I first took the principalship to remember that if I made everyone happy that I wouldn't be doing my job or a good one at that. 

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  • 21st Century Skills: Positive Direction for Students

    • Saturday, March 7, 2015
    • Shanna Spickard

    A blog that overviews 1:1, shifting teacher practice, and using the 4Cs. 

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Meetings & Events

Michigan School Safety Summit

April 27, 2015  |  Kellog Center  |  East Lansing, MI

Make plans to join other educators, parents, students, and community members from across Michigan for a day dedicated to building safe schools for all kids.

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