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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.

 

MASA ~ Who we are...

MASA/MASE 2017-2018 CALENDAR
(as of April 24, 2017)

 

Announcements

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The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) is inviting nominations for the 2018 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 2018 AASA National Superintendent of the Year will be announced at the AASA National Conference on Education in Nashville, March 15-17, 2018.

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.

Each candidate is assessed on the following criteria:

·       Leadership for Learning – creativity in successfully meeting the needs of students in his or her school system.
·       Communication – strength in both personal and organizational communication.
·       Professionalism – constant improvement of administrative knowledge and skills, while providing professional development opportunities and motivation to others on the     education team.
·       Community Involvement – active participation in local community activities and an understanding of regional, national and international issues.

The nomination deadline is Aug. 1, 2017.
Please nominate your superintendent at
http://soy.aasa.org
 
Questions? Please contact Jeanna Vohnoutka @ 651-789-4062
 
 
  Register for the Annual MDE Back-to-School Conference
The Minnesota Department of Education
in partnership with
the Minnesota Association of School Administrators

invites you to plan to attend the annual

Back to School Professional Learning Event:
ESSA Implementation Conference
August 8-9, 2017
Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
 
Our keynote speakers will address leading excellent systems supporting success for all students. Dr. Sharon Griffin will share her story of innovative school turnaround in the Shelby County Schools in Memphis, Tennessee. David and Jonah Stillman, a father and son team, will present their research on Gen Z, and each participant will receive a copy of their new book, Gen Z @ Work. We will also hear from our own leaders in a variety of sessions that will inform and inspire your leadership in the context of Minnesota’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Plan, as you prepare for the upcoming year.

ESSA, signed into law in December, 2015, is the newest version of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act and replaces No Child Left Behind. Minnesota’s State Plan for Implementing ESSA will be finalized this summer and will be available for public comment during August, 2017. The Plan will be submitted to the US Department of Education this coming September, so our August conference dates will be well-timed for a rich discussion on implementation.

Bring a team and benefit from the chance to discuss how what you are learning impacts your own district. The conference follows the MSBA Summer Seminar, and our new superintendents will want to stay on Wednesday afternoon for our first session of the Great Start Cohort.

To find more information and to register click here
 

At the Capitol - Updates

                     Session Update - Week of May 23 - Unfinished Business

 
 
 New videos in the ExpertEase Video Library!

New titles include videos on passing referenda, community education, teen sleep research, social media, and the intriguing subject of “The Subversive Educator’s Guide to Creativity” Click here for more information.
 
 It’s Hiring Season! 

Did you know that MASA Jobsite subscribers can search for candidates?

Here is sample of our current candidates—log in and view the profiles of:
  • 151 Principals
  • 63 Superintendents
  • 217 Elementary Teachers
  • 181 Middle School Teachers
  • 187 High School Teachers
  • 13 Coaches
  • 25 Special Education Teachers
  • 21 Science Teachers
  • 17 Foreign Language Teachers
  • 34 Art Teachers
  • 5 ELL/EL/ESL Specialists
  • 18 EBD Teachers
  • 22 Music Teachers
  • 53 English Teachers
  • 8 Psychologists
  • 21 Physical Education Teachers
  • 11 Substitute Teachers
With a subscription to the MASA Jobsite, you are able to post unlimited job vacancies, for all levels of positions. Subscribers are also able to search for candidates for position vacancies within your district.  Learn more about how to sign up for the MASA Jobsite at jobsitemnasa.org or contact Jeanna Vohnoutka at quinn@mnasa.org or 651-789-4062.

 
 
 2017 Superintendent Vacancies- click here to view postings
 

Deadline

Region

District

Filled by

Filled

3

A.C.G.C. Schools

Nels Onstad, Director

Filled

5

Aitkin

Brad Kelvington, Principal

Filled

6

Annandale

Tim Prom, Principal

4/25/17
9
Aspen Academy
Paula Foley, Superintendent
Filled 9Burnsville-Eagan-Savage
Interim Cindy Amoroso, Ass't. Superintendent

Filled

3

Butterfield-Odin

Interim Ray Arsenault, Principal

Filled

1

Byron

Joey Page, Principal

Filled

7

Chisholm

Janey Blanchard, Principal

Filled

9

Eastern Carver County

Clint Christopher, Associate Superintendent

Filled

9

Edina

John Schultz, Superintendent

Filled

6

Elk River

Daniel Bittman, Superintendent

Filled

9

Forest Lake

Steve Massey, Principal

Filled

3

Fulda

Ann Wendorff, Principal

4/21/17
2
GHEC
 
Filled
7Grand Rapids
Joni Olson, Executive Director
5/16/17
1
Hayfield
 

5/16/17

9

Hopkins

 

Filled

3

Lac qui Parle Valley

Greg Schmidt, Superintendent

Filled
3
Lake Benton
Ann Wendorff, Principal 

Filled

9

Lakeville

Michael Baumann, Executive Director

5/15/178Laporte 
Filled
1
Lewiston-Altura
Jennifer Backer, Superintendent

Filled

7

Littlefork – Big Falls

Jamie Wendt, Principal

TBD
1
Lyle/Mabel-Canton
 
Filled
1
Medford
Mark Ristau, Principal
4/30/17
6
Melrose
 

1/27/17

9

MN Transitions Charter

Interim Denny Carlson

Filled

4

Minnewaska

Chip Rankin, Principal

Filled

7

Nashwauk-Keewatin

Sharing Deer River through June 30 2018

TBD
7
Nett Lake
 
4/29/17
5
Northland Community
 

Filled

4

Osakis

Randy Bergquist, Principal

Filled

1

Owatonna

Jeff Elstad, Superintendent

Filled

4

Pelican Rapids

Randi Anderson, Director

TBD
3
RTR
 

4/3/17

8

Red Lake

 

Filled

6

Sauk Rapids-Rice

Interim Bruce Watkins

Filled

7

South Koochiching-Rainy River

Steve Thomas, Superintendent

Filled

1

Saint Charles

Jeff Apse, Superintendent

Filled

9

Saint Louis Park

Astein Osei, Ass't. Superintendent

Filled

9

Saint Paul

Joe Gothard, Superintendent

5/15/175
Staples-Motley 

Filled

1

Stewartville

Belinda Selfors, Superintendent

4/10/17

8

Tri-County

 

Filled

4

West Central Area

Barry Schmidt, Principal

Filled

9

West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan

Peter Olson Skog, Ass't, Superintendent

Filled

9

White Bear Lake

Wayne Kazmierczak, Ass't. Superintendent

Filled

1

Winona

Richard Dahman, Superintendent


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MASA Fall Conference 2017
October 1-3  •  Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC)

What is your “leadership story?” Whatever leadership path you have followed, it has not been the same experience as that of your friends and colleagues. Just as we no longer understand our students’ learning environments as classrooms with rows of desks facing a lecturing teacher, we no longer understand professional learning as one size fits all workshop and conference sessions. Our professional learning resources have grown through the use of technology and expanded networks to present a myriad of philosophies and approaches, providing an improved learning system to meet the diverse needs of our leaders. Perhaps one of the most critical aspects of personalized leadership learning is that we must build the infrastructure ourselves, based on our own needs and vision, and implementing the collegial resources among the members of our learning networks. If we want to build a system that meets the individual needs of our students, we must address the individual learning needs of the adults who serve them. Join your colleagues—members of your own professional learning network—this fall and explore how each of us can personalize our leadership learning!




 

 
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