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.


Outstanding Practicing Principal

Nominate Your Outstanding Principal!

The Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association is accepting nominations for the 2017 MEMSPA Outstanding Practicing Principal award sponsored by SET/SEG. This award is designed to recognize outstanding principals whose contributions to the profession are exemplary and recognized by their peers and communities alike. The program honors principals who have exhibited extraordinary leadership, commitment to their students and faculty, service to their communities and contributions to the overall profession, including their professional associations.  
The winning elementary or middle level principal nominee will also be the MEMSPA candidate to the National Association of Elementary School Principals National Distinguished Principal Award. Nominations and supporting information are accepted from students, teachers, administrators, civic groups, and parents groups.
Nomination deadline: September 30, 2017
Winner to be announced: December 7, 2017
Please find the Nomination Form & Criteria linked here. 
(Before beginning your work on this nomination please contact the MEMSPA office to verify that your nominee has a minimum of 5 years as a practicing principal and has been a member of MEMSPA for a minimum of 3 years.)

For more information contact:
Annette Erickson (annette@memspa.org)
Phone: 517.694.8955
2016 MEMSPA Outstanding Practicing Principal

Amy Taranko, Principal
Spitler Elementary School
Hart Public Schools