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.


Leadership Matters

The 2017 cohort of Leadership Matters has begun! 
Look for information for the 2018 cohort this summer.

(Tentative 2018 Dates: Jan 19/20; Feb 16/17; Mar 9/10; Apr 20/21; June 15/16; Aug 1/2; Sept 21/22; Oct 12/13)

Deepen your knowledge...
Improve your leadership skills...
Strive for mastery.

The Leadership Matters Specialty Endorsement Program is a very special learning opportunity for principals who aspire to be exceptional leaders. The program offers something that no other program does: it connects theory and practice in a powerful and effective way. The 10 month program allows you to dig deeply into the content and learn how to apply enhanced leadership skills everyday in your schools

professional-adults.jpg The program was carefully designed to help participants become thoughtful, responsive leaders. Integrated within the Leadership Matters Specialty Endorsement program are themes of intentionality, reflection, courage and integrity, coaching and collaborative culture. Participants use technology to extend learning and impact and engage in reflective writing. In addition to facilitating monthly learning sessions, Debbie McFalone, Ph.D. and Derek Wheaton act as leadership coaches for participants and extend this coaching into professional practice through scheduled personal phone sessions. Lastly but no less important, participants develop strong and lasting professional bonds with cohort members, who help them reflect and process.

For more details or an application, click here.

Questions about the Program

If you have specific questions about the program, feel free to contact Debbie McFalone, Ph.D. at debbiemcfalone@gmail.com.

If you have general questions about the program, feel free to contact MEMSPA staff at annette@memspa.org.