Weekly Update – 9/17/2019

MEMSPA Childhood Cancer Research Paul Liabenow, Rob Kaufmann, Andrew LaCroix Dear MEMSPA Colleagues, September marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Over 10,000 children under the age of 15 are diagnosed with cancer each year. MEMSPA would like to activate a partnership to support and eradicate childhood cancer. To this end, we are seeking your support with a research study to support …

Legislative Update – 9/16/19

As of this writing, we have roughly 17 days to go before the current state fiscal year ends on September 30 and the next begins on October 1. On Thursday, the Legislature began adopting Conference Reports on various Departmental budgets as well as budgets for school aid, community colleges, and higher education. Conference Reports on remaining state Departmental budgets are …

Outstanding Practicing Principal

2018 MEMSPA Outstanding Practicing Principal Glenn Gualtieri Principal, Bailey Lake Elementary School Clarkston Community Schools     Nominate Your Outstanding Principal! The Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association is accepting nominations for the 2019 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 …

Weekly Update – 9/9/2019

Live Well, Lead Strong: The Power of Wow Debbie McFalone Welcome back, everyone! I’m so glad to have the opportunity to share this monthly column with you once again in the 2019-20 school year! My hope is that you’ll be strengthened and lifted up by these messages, and that you’ll know you are supported and cared for by me and …

October is Principals Month

We Celebrate You Because You’ve Made A Difference As A 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, …

Weekly Update – 09/03/2019

Syncing With Your Team Paul Liabenow, MEMSPA Executive Director A feeling of belonging is the cornerstone for group success. Daniel Pink, in his book “When,” delivers compelling evidence supporting the need for people to feel wanted, cared for and important. Far too often an individual teacher or small group of staff members feel left out, not part of the team. …