Each of the eleven MAESP Regional Networks may nominate a MAESP member principal in his or her second or third year as an elementary or middle level principal.

Criteria established by MAESP require the individual to be a practicing principal in their second or third year as a principal. The principal must demonstrate evidence of outstanding contributions to the community and the education profession. The principal must:

Be a member of MAESP at the time of  nomination and plan to maintain membership in MAESP during his time as a principal,

Have been a building principal more than one year and not more than three years,

Be clearly committed to building excellence in the school community,

Be developing programs designed to meet the needs of all students; and

Be developing firm ties to parents and the community.

These Exemplary New principals are recognized each year at the annual MAESP Leadership Conference.

Congratulations to the 2020 Exemplary New Principals!

Tarah Palmer
Topping Elementary
North Kansas City 74
Clay-Platte Region


Kimberly Hassler
Longview Farm Elementary
Lee's Summit R-VII
Kansas City Suburban Region


April Byrd
Grandview R-II Elementary
Grandview R-II
Jefferson County Region


De'Vion Moore
Alpha Hart Lewis Elementary
Columbia 93
Northeast Region


Wayne Dierker
Lonedell Elementary
Lonedell R-XIV
South Central Region


Keisha Panagos
Scott City Elementary
Scott City R-I
Southeast Region



Shalyn Howe
Joe D. Esther Elementary
Lebanon R-III
Southwest Region


Thomas Masterson
Jeffries Elementary
Springfield R-XII
Springfield Regio


Ta'Keshia Parker
Sappington Elementary
Lindbergh Schools
St. Louis Suburban Region





Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals
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Jefferson City, MO  65109

Phone: 573-638-2460
Fax:  573-556-6270
maesp@maesp.com

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