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Maryland Administrator and MAESP Executive Board Member Chosen for Lifetouch Memory Mission

              Glen Messier, Principal, Mechanicsville Elementary and MAESP Executive Board Member chosen to participate in the 2019 Lifetouch Memory Mission

In January 2019, I have the great fortune of joining 45 educators in traveling to Puerto Rico to give back to a local community and help rebuild their school. Please take a look at this great cause & consider making a donation!… #GivingDay via
Glen is our second Executive Board member selected for a Lifetouch Memory Mission.  Dana McCauley, MAESP Past President (2017) traveled to the Dominican Republic to assist in building a public school there.  


From the 2017 Winter Wrap of the Executive Desk:

Dana McCauley, 2017 MAESP President, with a new friend.

Being a part of the 2017 Memory Mission was one of the most uplifting experiences of my life. I met wonderful educators and Lifetouch employees and made lifelong friends. One of my favorite times of the day was our morning and afternoon recess time. The kids from the village would join us at the school site and play ball, blow bubbles, and jump rope. I learned a great deal about myself and the true spirit of giving.  - Dana McCauley

NAESP has always been devoted to strengthening education and empowering school leaders. NAESP, in partnership with Lifetouch, has taken that commitment on the road with the Lifetouch Memory Mission, a week-long service initiative in the Dominican Republic. This year, NAESP, Lifetouch, the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), worked together to build a school in the village of Rio Grande near Constanza. Representing NAESP was MAESP President Dana McCauley, principal at Crellin Elementary in Garrett County. Memory Mission volunteers worked on a variety of projects, including block and concrete work, stucco and paint finishing for the classrooms. Participants had an opportunity to visit community members, interact with teachers and students in the classroom of a nearby school and participate in a day of photography for the children in this village, many of whom have never seen a photo of themselves.  During this week-long trip, Memory Mission volunteers held two-way conversations with their home schools using Google Hangouts.

          Additional information can be found at WWW.LIFETOUCHMEMORYMISSION.COM/ and a video can be viewed at 2017 MM VIDEO_LIFETOUCH INTRODUCTION