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MASA Member Information is Updated!
Posted September, 2014
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Jerald Nesland Receives Minnesota Association of School
Administrators Polaris Leadership Award
(St. Paul, MN) – the Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) has named Jerald Nesland, Executive Director of the Freshwater Education District, the recipient of the MASA Polaris Leadership Award. Mr. Nesland will be honored for his exemplary school leadership and a lifetime of balanced achievement inside and outside of education at a statewide recognition ceremony to be held at the 2014 MASA Fall Conference, September 28-30, in Brainerd, Minnesota. Sponsored by Ehlers
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Heidi Hahn Named Minnesota Association of School
Administrators Richard Green Scholar
(St. Paul, MN) – the Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) has named Heidi Hahn, Director of Special Education at Paul Bunyan Education Cooperative, the 2014 Richard Green Scholar. Dr. Hahn will present her research, “Principal Practices and Their Impact on Teacher Job Satisfaction” at the MASA Fall Conference, September 28-30, in Brainerd, Minnesota. Sponsored by Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc.,

MASA 2014 Fall Conference Registration 
We have all heard the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child,” but do we know whether or to what extent we are engaging our “villages” on behalf of our students? The fragmentation of our communities is an issue, not only for our schools, but for other community entities, as well as for individuals themselves. As leaders, we must consider how to shape and shift the conversations with our communities to include and involve all segments of our society to come together and create a common future for our students and their families. We all aspire to being a part of a healthy, inclusive, whole community in which strong relationships form a powerful infrastructure that supports us all. Join your colleagues this fall and explore, “Pulling Together ~ Leading Strong School Communities.”

Sunday Welcome Reception
Monday’s Exhibit Fair
Colleague Recognition
General Sessions, Breakout Sessions, and More!
 
Thank you to our Major Conference Sponsors! 

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Send Us Your Photos!
Submission deadline is 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1

The MASA and MASE lower lever boardroom construction may be finished, but the boardroom is not yet complete.  MASA and MASE are excited to announce a Call for Photos to be displayed in our boardroom.  Whether you are a professional or amateur photographer, we want to showcase you!

Theme: “Our Minnesota Schools”
All MASA and MASE members are invited to submit photographs representing the great schools in their region or area. Photos may be of places, people or things.

Guidelines:
Entries must be original work

Entries must be submitted digitally, at least 300 dpi
Content must be suitable for general audiences

Any identifiable person in the photo must sign a release form; if under 18 years of age, a parent/guardian must sign a release form

To Submit:
Please email your photograph, entry form, and release form (if applicable) to Aimee Ranallo
(aranallo@mnasa.org).  The submission deadline is 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1. Photographs will be enlarged and displayed in the boardroom for at least two years. Click Here for Release Form   Click Here for Entry Form

2014 -2015 Business Partners

These 2014-2015 MASA Business Partner Members wish to make your searches easier by having you link directly to them and their website!  We thank them for participating and supporting MASA! Click Here

The 2014 - 2015 Great Start Cohort
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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
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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!

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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.
 
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MASA's Strategic Plan:
Objectives, Strategies and Action Plans

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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

Featured MASA Business Partner


Thank you to our Major MASA Fall Conference Sponsors

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