The National Elementary Schools Press Association is an organization dedicated to helping elementary and middle schools start new and improve existing class and school media. The association serves as a clearinghouse for schools interested in sharing information and media with member schools from coast to coast.
The organization has been housed in The University of Alabama’s Department of Journalism and Creative Media since 2011. Hailey Allen was appointed to the position of Executive Director in the fall of 2022. NESPA was founded in 1994 at Carolina Day School in Asheville, North Carolina by Mark Levin.