The Minnesota Association of School Administrators
(MASA) is a private nonprofit member service organization representing more
than 900 educational administrators throughout Minnesota. Our members include
school superintendents, directors of special education, curriculum and
technology leaders, central office administrators, and higher education
administrators and professors. In addition to our active members, MASA also
serves over 250 retirees.
PLAN TO ATTEND...
The MDE Back-to-School Leadership Conference!
August 9-10, 2016 at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
Those of you who are attending MSBA events that week (including the MSBA Summer Seminar on August 8) may arrange lodging using the same link.
Arrange your lodging today! Click here for more information
Last day to book: 7/22/16
Conference registration coming week of June 27th!
|SAVE THE DATES!|
MASA’s Great Start Cohort for New Superintendents
MASA is committed to providing excellent professional development that will support you in your professional practice. As a member of the Great Start Cohort (GSC), you will have the opportunity to meet other new leaders, receive information from seasoned leaders, and develop practical skills designed to help you be successful in the first year of your new position. In addition to the five traditional workshops (linked to statewide conferences for travel and schedule ease), participants will also receive access to the GSC Online Toolbox and mobile app filled with supporting documents and videos on popular topics. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be granted for each session in the series. Whether you are an experienced administrator or are new to your leadership role, this workshop series is a wonderful opportunity to network with your colleagues and enhance your skills.
The dates for the 2016-17 Cohort are:
Wednesday, August 10 at the Minneapolis Marriott NorthwestRegistration will be available in early July. Materials will be sent to all MASA members and members’ administrative assistants and will be posted here.
MASA is grateful to Springsted Incorporated for their continuing support of the Great Start Cohort!
|PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES|
Building PreK–3 Systems: From Alignment to Coherence
4-Day Series Begins August 8, 2016
MASA is pleased to be partnering with MDE and the Minnesota Elementary Principals Association (MESPA) to offer a significant professional development series for district teams.
This four-day series is the third part in a professional learning series designed to support MN schools, communities & districts with implementing effective, comprehensive PreK–3 systems. Continue your PreK Professional Development training in your district with BuildingPreK–3 Systems: From Alignment to Coherence. Don’t miss this unique opportunity with Michael Fullan and Joanne Quinn as they share their research and deep insights about improving schools and children’s learning experiences.
This series is based on Fullan & Quinn's Coherence: The Right Drivers in Action for Schools Districts, and Systems. Superintendent and Principal-led leadership teams will progress from analysis to action, achieving coherence in four areas:
2016-2017 APPLICATION FOR PreK PROGRAM AVAILABLE
submit online by 4 pm Friday, July 1st
|MASA 2016-2017 COMMITTEE SIGN-UP|
The 2016-17 MASA committee sign-up is now available online. If you are interested in serving on a MASA committee, please fill out the short survey with your committee interests by clicking here.
The committee sign-up will close at 4 pm on July 1, 2016.
The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) is inviting nominations for the 2017 Minnesota Superintendent of the Year. The recipient of this prestigious award will be a candidate among other state winners for National Superintendent of the Year. The 2017 AASA National Superintendent of the Year will be announced at the AASA National Conference on Education in New Orleans, LA, March 2-4, 2017.
The program pays tribute to the talent and vision of the men and women who lead our state’s public schools. Any superintendent, chancellor or top leader of a school system in Minnesota who plans to continue in the profession may be nominated. This program is designed to recognize the outstanding leadership of active, front-line superintendents.
|MASA BUSINESS PARTNER PROGRAM|
The MASA Business Partner Program provides opportunities for businesses to connect with Minnesota’s educational leaders. Our core belief is that MASA’s role in engaging business partners is to facilitate a rich conversation that helps our practitioner members understand what resources are available to support their districts, and our business partner members understand the needs of our school districts.Click Here for more information