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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.


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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!
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 Northwest
This afternoon session follows lunch with Commissioner Cassellius for Cohort Members.

Sunday, October 2 at Madden’s on Gull Lake in Brainerd
The day before the MASA Fall Conference

Wednesday, November 16 at Cragun’s Conference Center in Brainerd
The day before the fall instructional leadership conference

Wednesday, January 11 at the MASA offices
The day before the Minnesota School Boards Association winter conference

Wednesday, March 8 at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
The day before the MASA/MASE Spring Conference
Registration 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! 

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:

  1. Focusing Direction: Refine and monitor the district's direction while assessing the impact of PreK–3 strategies.
  2. Cultivating Collaborative Work Cultures: Build precision in facilitating collaborative work cultures.
  3. Deepening Learning: Assess the current district conditions fostering deep learning.
  4. Leading for Coherence and Mastering the Framework: Building a commonly-owned approach and fostering leadership in the system.
$50/day for a 4-day series! Build your leadership team to suit your needs! (Must register at least one superintendent and one principal per team.) General registration opens June 29. If you have already attended a PreK event or are registered for one, you can register now with priority registration.
Contact Rachel Miller (rachel@mespa.net or 651.999.7315) to find out how. Click here to find out more about the event. 

submit online by 4 pm Friday, July 1st

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.


soy17 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.

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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 NETWORKING16 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.
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