2020 Annual Leadership Conference - Sponsors/Vendors Register Now!

The MAESP Annual Leadership Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge MD. New this year, 10% discount on all registered exhibitors by midnight December 1st! Sponsorships and partnerships available.









REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR OUR MARCH 26 - 28 ANNUAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE - One Day or Three day REgistrations available!  Check out the conference schedule here!

Join your elementary and middle school colleagues on March 26th - 28th, 2020 for the Annual Leadership Conference. This year's theme is "Follow the MAESP Road to Success". Your registration includes Thursday sessions and Opening Keynote, the President's Reception, breakout sessions on Friday and Saturday, and all meals (Friday Breakfast, Lunch and Saturday Breakfast).  A 5K Run/Walk will be held on Friday morning.  Concurrent session information has been updated! Check our conference website frequently!


 we are excited to announce:

One of our planned Thursday sessions will include a two hour workshop, Light Up the Learning Brain: Equipping Staff, Empowering Students, suitable for administrators, teacher leaders, aspiring leaders.

Jessica Sinarski, Brave Brain Founder and CEO - Jessica Sinarski, LPCMH is a clinical supervisor, consultant, author and educator.  She is a thought-leader in neuroscience with practice to improve adult-child relationships and reduce the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).  Jessica has trained thousands of parents and professionals across the country.  Her work with educators includes in-service days, professional development academies and state and national conferences.

Friday Keynote and Book Signing:

Dr. Brad Gustafson

Dr. Brad Gustafson is a school leader who understands the importance of collaboration, culture, and learner empowerment. He earned his doctorate from Bethel University where his research focused on professional development and innovative learning.

Brad is an award-winning principal, avid reader, speaker, and best-selling author. He's also serving as a National Advisor with Future Ready Schools and a School Improvement Advisor with Scholastic. Brad was recognized as a "20 to Watch" by the National School Boards Association and he was Minnesota's Principal of the Year in 2016. He received the Digital Innovation in Learning Award from EdSurge and Digital Promise and his school was recognized with a Local Government Innovation Award by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. He co-hosts the "UnearthED" podcast on the Bam Radio Network.

                Brad is the author of Renegade Leadership: Creating Innovative Schools for Digital-Age Learners and his newest book, Reclaiming Our Calling, is a genre-busting book that's helping educators hold on to the things that matter most in this profession.  Both books will be available for purchase!





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Dr. Kenneth E. Mann Scholarship Award

Purpose of the Dr. Kenneth Mann Scholarship Award:

MAESP is a professional organization of elementary and middle school principals, supervisors, and other qualifying administrative or supervisory personnel whose mission is to ensure quality learning for all students, support colleagues with resources and leadership,and demonstrate commitment to equality and excellence in education.

Based on Dr. Kenneth E. Mann’s dedication and work for 29 years to MAESP and the local school systems, this scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00 has been developed to honor his accomplishments. The scholarship will be offered annually to recognize a successful elementary teacher education applicant whose qualifications meet the outlined criteria.

Profile of Dr. Kenneth E. Mann:

Dr. Kenneth E. Mann received his BS and MS from Frostburg State College in Maryland and his EdD in Policy Planning and Administration from the University of Maryland in 1988. Dr. Mann served as president of the Washington County Association of Elementary School Administrators as well as the Maryland Association of Elementary School Principals. He taught numerous workshops for prospective administrators and facilitated the MAESP workshop entitled “Previewing the Principalship.” He served as a member of the adjunct faculty at Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College) where he taught the course entitled “The Role of the Principal” to graduate students interested in school administration. He demonstrated leadership by serving as chairman of numerous committees at the local and state levels. In 1995 he was selected by his colleagues to be “The National Distinguished Principal” of Maryland. This is the highest honor an elementary principal working in Maryland can receive. Dr. Mann strongly believed that, “students aspiring to move into teacher education must have a strong commitment and dedication toward the education of all students.” Unfortunately, Dr. Mann died from cancer in 1996.

2020 DR. Kenneth E. Mann Scholarship Application

Due by February 21, 2020

All applications and accompanying information must be submitted to:

Mrs. Terry Ball, Executive Director

229 E. Man Street, Suite H

Westminster  MD  21157

Applicants will be notified of their status by March 5, 2020

Our 2019 Dr. Kenneth Mann Scholar:

Elise McGovern

St. Michaels Maryland

Attending Salisbury University for Elementary Education, Fall 2019

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Feb 22

February 2020 Aspiring Leader Workshop - Central MD

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Mar 26

2020 Annual Spring Conference

"Follow the MAESP Road to Success" is the theme for this year's annual conference. Join us for learning and rejuvenation with colleagues. MAESP breakout sessions are designed for building the professional capacity of all leaders.

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Mar 26

2020 Annual Leadership Conference - Sponsors/Vendors Register Now!

The MAESP Annual Leadership Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge MD. New this year, 10% discount on all registered exhibitors by midnight December 1st! Sponsorships and partnerships available.

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