The Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals (MAESP) is a statewide organization in Missouri that exists to serve the needs of elementary and middle school principals, assistant principals and those educators interested in becoming elementary or middle level principals.

MAESP is an affiliate of the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP). The MAESP network has grown to include over 1,100 school administrators from across Missouri. MAESP works hard to understand the issues facing elementary and middle school principals and represent the interests of association members.

To compliment NAESP Legal Benefits Program (LBP) of $1,000 to $10,000 coverage, MAESP Legal Benefits Program will provide crisis legal counseling and up to $500 (based on continuous membership) for legal fees incurred for contract difficulties.  Members will be provided legal advice and information with regard to state laws and educational issues from an attorney on our staff.


Connect, develop, support and empower elementary and middle school leaders in Missouri


A highly effective and innovative principal in every Missouri school


Maximizing student success requires high-quality leadership.

Innovation in school leadership matters.

An engaged network of members is critical.

Nurturing future leaders is a professional responsibility.


Dr. J Anderson
Executive Director


Christine Wilson
Administrative Assistant

Local MAESP Regional Networks

Regional Information

2023-2024 MAESP Leaders

Dr. Crystal Magers
MAESP President
Springfield R-XII

Dr. Ryan Link
MAESP President-Elect
Rock Bridge Elementary
Columbia Public Schools

Dr. Paul Godwin
MAESP Vice President
Green Pines Elementary
Rockwood R-VI

Emily Cross
MAESP Past President
Fort Osa
ge R-I

Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals
3550 Amazonas Drive
Jefferson City, MO  65109

Phone: 573-638-2460
Fax:  573-556-6270

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