Save the Date - 2019 MAESP Annual Leadership Conference  - March 7th - 9th   

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A Look Back to the Beginning of maesp

On October 18, 1946, an elementary principals' committee of M.S.T.A. met at the Lord Baltimore Hotel.  A discussion  was facilitated by Althea Fuller about the growing importance of the elementary principals' position and the need for leadership from the group.  At that meeting the first officers were elected - Anna Rose, President; Marguerite Hopkins, Vice-President; Edward Gersuk, Secretary; and Earl Brain, Treasurer.  The Maryland Department of Elementary School Principals was established as the 'principals voice in the state of Maryland'.  Four months later in February 1947, the constitution of the organization was adopted.  

In 1950 in Maryland there were 571 elementary principals.  Two hundred forty-eight of the five hundred seventy-one principals belonged to the organization MDESP or Maryland Department of Elementary School Principals.  The first regional conference was held in Germantown School in Annapolis.  MDESP's first attempt at a workshop type meeting.

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