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 2021 Exemplary New Principals!

Megen Booker
Sullivan Primary
Sullivan
South Central Region


Holly Broadway
Bush Elementary
Fulton 58
Northeast Region


Peggy Gamble
South Harrison Middle School
South Harrison Co. R-II
Northwest Region


Nick Pettit
Maplewood Elementary
North Kansas City 74
Clay-Platte Region


Megan Sutton
Heritage Primary
Wentzville R-IV
St. Louis Suburban Region


Liz Talamantez
James Lewis Elementary
Blue Springs R-IV
Kansas City Suburban Region

Anna Thurman
East Elementary
Ozark R-VI
Southwest Region


Jennifer Vandeven
Chaffee Elementary School
Chaffee R-II
Southeast Region


Jessica Wagner
Sequiota Elementary
Springfield R-XII
Springfield Region


Dalania Watson
Telegraph Intermediate
Jefferson Co. R-VII
Jefferson County Region




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

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

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