President’s Message


Welcome to the website for the Minnesota Association of Educational Office Professionals (MAEOP). The purpose of the Minnesota chapter when it was first organized in 1949 was:  to elevate the standards of the group through cooperation, study, and professional growth; to provide a finer understanding of the relationship between the school and the community so that ever increasingly efficient service may be rendered to our educational system; to promote recognition by administrative officers of each secretary’s contribution to the educational program; and to actively assist the National Association of School Secretaries in attaining its goals for each state and for the nation. Actually, the purpose hasn’t changed all that much in the last 67 years!

MAEOP provides learning opportunities at conferences and area meetings for professional growth, maintains a Professional Standards Program (PSP) which provides the opportunity for members to enhance their professional competencies through academic programs, conferences, and institutes. These incentive activities enable the members to take progressive steps to their desired professional growth level.

I have chosen “Every Superhero Needs a Sidekick or Two” as our theme for the 2016-2017 year. In different times and under different circumstances of our life we all take on the role of the superhero and/or the sidekick.

As a superhero we can strive to be the best we can be every day, to provide service to people in our organization, in our communities and in our families. In order to succeed in this role, we need a ‘sidekick or two’ in our corner. In our sidekick roles we can offer backup and assistance to our administrators, teachers and other staff, as well as family and people we encounter away from the workplace.

I want to offer my sincere appreciation for your hard work and I promise to do my best to release my inner superhero every day and to offer my services to help you in your role as an educational office professional.

Become the superhero to people who are part of your world. You are extraordinary!

Deb Brown

MAEOP President