Building Healthy Communities Program

We pay a high price for childhood obesity in our state. It affects children’s health and school performance. Building Healthy Communities works to create supportive school environments through healthy eating and physical activity. We have three programs: The Step Up for School Wellness Program, the Elementary School Program and the Middle School Program. Read more about these programs in our …

Weekly Update – 05/20/20

Live Well, Lead Strong: Moving At the Speed of Trust Debbie McFalone Dear Friends, So much leadership creativity has been evident during these last few weeks of our school year! I’ve loved seeing people use multiple technology platforms as well as more personal ideas to remain connected and engaged with teachers, parents and students, and I’m filled with pride at …

Weekly Update – 5/13/20

Collaborative Leaders Lead to Collaborative Staffs Craig McCalla & Ryan Bruder, Dexter Community Schools As building leaders, we strive for collaboration, cohesiveness, and comradery amongst our staff. Professional learning communities, staff meetings, building leadership teams, social events, and our trips through the halls are purposefully planned to create a school environment with a common mission and vision. While this type …

MEMPSA Alert – Teacher/Administrator Evaluation – New Executive Order

Legislative Alert:  In support of educators and schools, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is providing guidance for implementation of the governor’s Executive Order 2020-65 (E.O. 2020-65), issued April 30, 2020, which supersedes the governor’s Executive Order 2020-35, issued April 2, 2020. Specifically, the department issues this guidance regarding the annual year-end evaluation for academic year 2019-20. Section IV(8) …

Principal’s Award

Click Here to Download the 2020 Principal’s Award! As the end of the school year draws near, we at the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association are making a “Principal’s Award” available to every principal in the state of Michigan. We believe that there is an exemplary child in every school who deserves special recognition from their building principal. …

Principal of the Year

2019 MEMSPA Outstanding Practicing Principal Amie McCaw Principal, Sunset Lake Elementary School Vicksburg Community Schools Nominate the next MEMSPA Principal of the Year! The Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association is accepting nominations for the 2020 MEMSPA Principal of the Year award sponsored by SET/SEG. This award is designed to recognize outstanding principals whose contributions to the profession are …

Weekly Update – 05/06/2020

Worth-It Learning Leadership in Uncertain Times… What Matters Most? Dr. Pamela R. Rosa In my first administrative course, The Principalship, my professor started our learning about leadership with Michael Fullan’s two seminal books, What’s Worth Fighting for in the Principalship and What’s Worth Fighting for in Your School (co-authored by Andy Hargreaves. These two books really put into motion for …