What We Do

Principals face many challenges in leading for the 21st century. Transformations in school systems and communities in the U.S. and around the world have greatly expanded the leadership role of principals. MEMSPA and NAESP advocate for the support principals need to be successful 21st century leaders—to achieve the highest results for children, families, and communities.

 

Advocacy

Your Voice in Lansing and Washington, D.C.

MEMSPA provides a strong and respected voice on state and nationwide issues affecting K-8 schools and principals. Our governmental relations staff vigilantly monitors and researches trends that impact our members’ profession, reputation and practice. We appreciate those principals who are able to travel to Lansing and Washington, D.C., to provide the principal’s perspective.

We offer several ways to help you keep pace with the legislative arena:
    •    Legislative Update, a weekly e-newsletter
    •    How to find your state senator
    •    How to find your state representative
    •    How to track the status of bills and find out how your lawmaker voted
    •    Practical tips for talking with legislators  

Our governmental relations efforts and legislative platform are focused through a statewide, grassroots Legislation Committee. This collaboration enables us to identify and prioritize issues critical to our members, so that we can work smarter on your behalf in Lansing and around the state. Every voice matters, and it’s important for all of us to stay informed and connected. For more information contact Paul at (517) 694-8955 or paul@memspa.org.