Past Participants Say…

“The Minnesota Principals Academy is the best professional development I have ever been a part of.”

Joel Leer, Principal, Northfield High School

“One of the things that separates the Academy from other professional development opportunities is that it’s really action-oriented. It’s not just sit-and-get. From day one, you are getting things that will help your school.”

Eric Fort, Assistant Principal, Tartan High School

“The Minnesota Principals Academy was the best professional development that I have received in my eleven years as an elementary principal. The ability to network and share ideas with colleagues working in the field has been invaluable in my continued growth as the instructional leader in my school.”

Julie Greiman, Principal, Scandia Elementary School

“The Principals Academy has provided me the most rigorous and relevant learning experience I’ve experienced as a principal. As a rural Minnesota principal who experiences regional limitations to professional development, our cohort has stretched my thinking and positively pushed my practice of leading—best professional growth in my career!”

Andrea Rusk, Principal, Brainerd High School

“The Principals Academy has been the best professional development program in which I have ever participated. The depth of knowledge of the facilitators and the director is unbelievable. More importantly, their knowledge is rooted in and scaffolded upon research-based practices in education. There is no doubt in my mind I am a better educator and administrator as a result of this academy.”

Robert Sahli, Assistant Principal, St. Paul Public Schools

“The Minnesota Principals Academy is the best professional development for principals – there is no equal. The time given and the depth of the learning creates a foundation to have a profound effect on education.”

John Regan, Principal, Motley-Staples Middle School

“The Minnesota Principals Academy is unique because it is geared towards ALL aspects of the work we do as principals. It gives us the time and space to learn, collaborate with colleagues, implement new learning at our buildings, and come back to reflect. No other professional development has the continuity that allows for the learning, implementation and the building of professional relationships like MPA does.”

Mona Perkins, Principal, North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale Schools