Massachusetts Elementary School Principals' Association
Massachusetts Elementary School Principals' Association


The Massachusetts Elementary School Principals’ Association (MESPA) is one of the largest professional school administrators’ organization in Massachusetts. Formed in 1926, and now serving over 1000 elementary and middle school members, MESPA remains the only statewide organization dedicated to the unique professional and advocacy concerns of elementary school principals and educators in Massachusetts schools.

Along with its educational entity the Massachusetts Elementary School Principals’ Education Foundation (MESPEF), MESPA develops programs in response to the needs of the full spectrum of its membership, including elementary and middle school principals, assistant principals, assistant superintendents, supervisors, and other allied members of the profession.  Read more…


  • Welcome to our New Executive Director

    Rich Burchill is the new Executive Director of MESPA/MESPEF.  Rich is a former elementary school principal, lower school head and elementary and middle school teacher.  He has been an adjunct faculty member and has presented at state, national and international conferences on educational issues.  He is a former MESPA board member and a past presidentRead more →

  • Congratulations to David Keim of Holliston!

    Congratulations to David Keim of Holliston, winner of the Thomas C. Passios Outstanding Principal of the Year – National Distinguished Principal Award. David has served on the MESPA Board of Directors as Director of Middlesex County, Vice-President, President-Elect and President. His commitment to all principals across the state has been evident through this service.Read more →

  • 2015-2016 MESPA Certification Program for Administrator Licensure (CPAL)

    This extraordinary program, begun in 1991, is now accepting applications for CPAL starting in July 2015. It will be the 25th anniversary cohort of this exceptional program. The program is designed to prepare educators for certification as elementary, middle and secondary level principals. The first program of its kind in the United States, it isRead more →

  • Leadership Coaching Program (Brochure)

    Leadership Coaching Program (Brochure)

    The purpose of the MESPA Leadership Coaching Program is to build the capacity of school leaders so that they are better able to guide and direct the large scale, sustained improvement of teaching and learning and the conditions in which they occur. In order to do this, school leaders need support and customized and individualizedRead more →


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