December 2019 Executive Board Meeting

Executive Board Meeting for December will be held at Hilton Garden Inn Annapolis, MD. Steering Committee will meet on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 5 PM. Dinner at a local restaurant. Breakfast Saturday @7:45 AM with meeting to follow.









Congratulations to Maryland's Elementary National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2019 - Exemplary High Performing Schools!

From the National Blue Ribbon Website: 

"An important part of the U.S. Department of Education, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes outstanding public and non-public schools. In identifying several hundred outstanding schools annually, the program celebrates school excellence, turn around stories, and closing subgroup achievement gaps.  The Award is both a high aspiration and a potent resource of practitioner knowledge."

We Applaud Each of You, Your Staffs, and Your Communities!

Glenarden Woods Elementary School, Cecelia Jone-Bowlding, Principal, MAESP Member

7801 Glenarden Parkway
Lanham, MD 20706-1711
Phone: (301) 925-1300
District: Prince George'S County Public Schools

Mount Harmony Elementary School, Charles Treft - Principal, MAESP Executive Board Member
900 West Mount Harmony Road
Owings, MD 20736-8919
Phone: (443) 550-9620
District: Calvert County Public School

Ocean City Elementary School,  Julie Smith, Principal
12828 Center Drive
Ocean City, MD 21842-9108
Phone: (410) 632-5370
District: Worcester County

Pinewood Elementary School, Tricia Rueter - Principal, MAESP Member
200 Rickswood Road
Timonium, MD 21093-3027
Phone: (410) 887-7663
District: Baltimore County Public Schools

NAESP National Mentor Training Program, November 2019 -  Not Too Late to register for members and non-members - Space Still Available

NAESP’s National Mentor Training and Certification Program offers a highly structured professional development program designed to create a cadre of mentors whose expertise is channeled to support school leaders. The training program integrates research-based best practices with participants’ knowledge and experiences.

MAESP is proud to sponsor the training at the Sheraton North Hotel in Townson MD November 18 -19 2019.  

Mentor Training

November 18-19, 2019 • Towson, MD
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Registration form

Click on the registration form above.  For additional details, overview and goals see NAESP Mentor Training site.



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 will be distributed as soon as all is confirmed.  Proposals are now being accepted!  Check back frequently for updated information!

As of now, we are excited to announce:

One of our planned Thursday sessions will include a two hour workshop with:

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's 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.




We are actively seeking speakers for our 2020 Annual Conference on March 26- 28, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, MD. We hope you will consider sharing your expertise in the areas of leadership, school culture, technology, social/emotional wellness, early childhood or other areas that will inspire and educate your colleagues. You may present alone or with a colleague(s). Further information and the proposal form are here. Please note that all proposals are due by November 30, 2019 to [email protected]


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December 2019 Executive Board Meeting

Executive Board Meeting for December will be held at Hilton Garden Inn Annapolis, MD. Steering Committee will meet on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 5 PM. Dinner at a local restaurant. Breakfast Saturday @7:45 AM with meeting to follow.

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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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Thank You to our  MAESP Sponsors!