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.


Celebrate Principals Month

We Celebrate You Because You’ve Made A Difference As Principal!

We know that it is not easy to do anything that puts YOU in the spotlight…. Therefore, we are sharing this information from NAESP with the encouragement and invitation for you to celebrate a leader friend or assistant that goes ABOVE and BEYOND to do amazing work for children, families, the community and staff!

October is National Principals Month, and leaders like YOU and those you choose to honor deserve to be thanked and recognized for the dedication and care put forth. One month out of the year is certainly NOT enough, but the efforts made to honor just one leader for his or her talent and time, this month will make an amazing impact and send a special message!

This website has suggestions and ideas http://www.principalsmonth.org

See Michigan's Proclamation Here!

We also recommend sending personal notes, cards, emails and any other extra shout-outs that will let your fellow principal pals know that you not only stand with them, but also stand behind them! It does NOT need to be lonely at the top, it can instead be validating, collaborative and honoring!

Let October be only the beginning of your effort to honor and recognize each other for the work, dedication and commitment to KIDS!