Montana Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals (MAEMSP):

MAEMSP is the state affiliate for the national organization, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP). 

MAEMSP works to recruit, mentor and maintain aspiring, practicing, and retired administrators. The organization also works to promote and facilitate quality professional development as well as maintaining recognition as an authority in children’s educational issues and continues to be an actively involved state and national voice. MAEMSP builds positive relationships with the entire learning community, including not just students, but parents, school personnel, communities, and businesses. 

NAESP believes the child is the focal point of the educational program and that education in society must assist each child to realize his or her potential as a functioning and contributing member of that society. The Association believes that each child should have an equal opportunity to attain self-realization. 

The National Association of Elementary School Principals further believes that the elementary and middle-level school is the foundation of all educational efforts on behalf of the child, and that the primary responsibility for the development of an effective program in each elementary and middle-level school is vested in the principal.

Mission of MAEMSP

The Mission of the MAEMSP is to strengthen student achievement by building and engaging a trusting and involved community.

For more information about NAESP, follow this link

2024-25 Member Benefits 

Membership period is from July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025

2024-25 Membership Pricing:
     MAEMSP/NAESP Active Membership $ 479.00
     MAEMSP/NAESP Retired $ 110.00
     MAEMSP/NAESP Aspiring $ 149.00
     MAEMSP/NAESP Emeritus $ 167.00 

SAM Benefits Active Retired Aspiring  Emeritus
 SAM Administrators Institute x x x
 Montana Conference on Education Leadership (MCEL) x x x
 Montana Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals Spring Conference x    
 Regional Directors Meetings x
 National Convention x
 Monthly SAM Bulletin  x x
 Annual SAM Directory (Electronic)  x x
 Weekly SAM Update (Electronic)  x
 State and Federal Advocacy Network   x 
 Mentoring x
 NAESP Benefits - (click to view benefits)        
 Discounts on National Conference registration  x  x  x
 Discount on American Student Council Association membership  x      
 Member Insurance Program - Trust for Insuring Educators x x    
 Connections and networking opportunities in person and online, including the Principal2Principal online   community  x  x  x  x
 Access to grant opportunities from the NAESP Foundation-for Breakfast in the Classroom, playgrounds,    book fairs, and more  x      
 Job postings nationwide  x x

 Free membership in AARP and NRTA   x  
 Principal Magazine subscription-5/year  x
 Communicator-Practical resources for you, your teachers, and your school delivered via email-12/yr  x
 Before the Bell education news updates-2/week  x
 Report to Parents monthly handout (Produced in English and Spanish, delivered in downloadable  format)  x  x  x  x
 Access to free webinars created by NAESP and partners  x  x  x  x
 Free online learning from PD 360  x  x  x  x
 Access to searchable archives of webinars, Principal magazine, research white papers, and other  publications  x  x  x  x
 Discounts on books, products, and online PD offered via the National Principal Resource Center  x  x  x  x
 Access to Principal's Helpline-confidential advice from our nationally certified mentors  x    x  
 Leadership and involvement opportunities in NAESP  x  x  x  x
 $2 Million in individual professional liability insurance coverage  x      x
 Job Protection legal defense-up to $10,000 based on continuous years of membership  x      x
 Representation on Capitol Hill-protecting your interests in school funding, education policy, and    legislative issues  x  x  x  x