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2015 Regional Administrators of Excellence Award

Nomination deadlines for the "Regional Administrators of Excellence" award vary by each MASA region. 
Please see below for your region's deadline, or contact your chair.

Click Here for the 2015 Regional Administrators of Excellence Award Nomination Form

Thank you
to Horace Mann for their sponsorship of the
Regional Administrators of Excellence Award program.

 MASA Region

 Region Leader

2015 Date Due

  Region 1

Jeff Elstad - Chair

 Friday, January 16

  Region 2

Bill Adams - Chair

 Friday, January 16

  Region 3

Luther Heller - Chair

 Friday, January 2

  Region 4

Jeremy Kovash - Chair


  Region 5

Lee Westrum - Chair


  Region 6

Vern Koepp - Chair


  Region 7

Brad Johnson - Chair


  Region 8

Dave Pace - Chair


  Region 9

John Christiansen - Chair


2014 Curriculum Leaders of MN (CLM) Conference Handouts Available

Click Here to view handouts
AASA National Superintendent Certification Program - Midwest Cohort
We would like to encourage you to consider participating in the National Superintendent Certification Program.  This robust professional development experience grants participants an opportunity to learn from the best in the business by sharpening the skills and practices that are necessary for student success.  Participants will also have an opportunity to design a capstone project that suits their needs and the needs of their district.  For more detailed information about the program and application materials, please visit AASA's website.

MASA Member Information Updated:

Posted November, 2014

Please visit the "members only" section under "site shortcuts" of our website to view MASA member Excel and pdf files.

MASA's 2014 Strategic
Vision Survey Results
MASA’s strategic initiatives are planned and implemented on a three-year cycle.  Each cycle begins with a strategic planning team retreat.  The team comprises the MASA Board of Directors and additional members to insure that each MASA Region has representation by at least three members.  The meeting agenda includes review of the MASA Mission and current initiatives supporting it, and opportunities for development of additional strategic ventures.  The retreat is informed by data gleaned from an annual member survey as well as feedback from specific projects, member participation data, and outcomes of action planning developed by the previous team. The team will meet at the end of October, 2014, and the plan they develop will be presented to the MASA Board for formal approval at their December, 2014, meeting. Click Here to View Results

The 2014 - 2015 Great Start Cohort

The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) is committed to providing excellent professional development that will support you in your professional practice.  As a member of the Great Start Cohort, you will have the opportunity to meet other new superintendents of Minnesota, 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 MASA 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 superintendent wishing to refresh your skills, or are new to your leadership role, this workshop series is a wonderful opportunity to network with your colleagues and a chance for us to get to know you better.
Click Here to Register for the MASA Great Start Cohort

As you well know, the challenges facing public education are significant and it is only by working together that we can achieve success.  Your membership in MASA can provide the opportunity to join with other educational leaders in making the needed impact for our future!

Click Here to Become an Member

MASA's Mission

AS ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN, MASA shapes and influences the State and Federal education agenda, serves as the preeminent voice for public education, and empowers all members through high quality services, support and professional development.

Gary M. Amoroso, Ph.D
Executive Director

MASA's Strategic Plan:
Objectives, Strategies and Action Plans
Click Here to View

eEducation Corner


The Knowledge Network Click Here
The MASA Knowledge Network is a resource that facilitates collegial support through a web-based directory of MASA members who offer to provide the information, wisdom, and perspective of their experience to colleagues seeking support in any number of topical areas.

What we are Reading Click Here
What We Are Reading is a member service of the Minnesota Association of School Administrators. AS ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN, MASA shapes and influences the State and Federal education agenda, serves as the preeminent voice for public education, and empowers all members through high quality services, support and professional development. We hope this blog supports our mission of leadership and service by inspiring reflective practice and collegial conversation among all leaders.

ExpertEase Click Here
ExpertEase provides MASA members access to select video presentations addressing administrative leadership topics by known educators, administrators, and leadership experts.  Watch these videos for your personal professional development and engage your staff in discussions surrounding critical topics.

MnASAForum Click Here

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