The first organizational meeting for MAEOP was held in St Paul, Minnesota on March 20, 1949.  The name of the organization was “Minnesota Association of School Secretaries.”

More than 370 schools were invited to the first official meeting held two months later on May 14, 1949, with 70 members listed as charter members.

While the organization, now known as the Minnesota Association of Educational Office Professional (MAEOP) has changed and evolved in the last 50 years, it still hosts an annual professional development conference for members, then and now, to “elevate the standards of the group through cooperation, study, and professional growth….”

Read more about MAEOP through the years from a brief history written in 2002.