The job of leadership in public school systems is very complex and you can run into many difficult situations be they with personnel, parents, communities or school boards. MASA wants to provide you with as much assistance as possible. Therefore, in addition to the MASA legal support services, we have also created a Professional Assistance Team (P.A.T.).
As MASA Members run into legal or contractual issues MASA will continue to provide strong consultation and legal support.
The Professional Assistance Team made up of five individuals who have a wealth of experience in operating schools. The P.A.T. team will use their experience to help their colleagues when they need consultation and/or advice when they run into complex situations. While P.A.T. teams have a geographical designation, you may contact anyone of them as you seek assistance.
Jerry Nesland has served many years as superintendent of schools, most notably at New York Mills. Since his retirement he has served in assignments at the Northwest Service Co-op, Menahga, and Mahnomen. He now serves as the Executive Director of the Freshwater Education District.
Work: (218) 894-2439
Cell: (218) 640-0267
Home: (218) 346-3197
Harold Remme has long experience as a superintendent, formerly served the Tracy Area Schools and now serves as superintendent at the New Ulm Public Schools.
Work: (507) 359-8401
Cell: (507) 276-3990
Home: (507) 359-4728
Patty Phillips has long experience as a Principal Curriculum Director & Superintendent of the Virginia Minnesota Public Schools. She now serves as Superintendent of the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District in the Twin Cities Area.
Work: (651) 748-7411
Cell: (651) 357-0996
Home: (651) 735-1772)
Carl Wahlstrom has long experience as a superintendent most notably with the Lakeville Area Public Schools. He has served as superintendent of the East Metro Integration School District and has recently retired.
Cell: (952) 807-8906
Home: (952) 435-2893
John Tritabaugh has had a long career as a superintendent in the Central Minnesota Area, in the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City (ACGC) Schools and the Albany Area Schools. Since retirement he has continued to serve as superintendent of the Kimball school system.
Work: (320) 398-5585
Cell: (320) 493-7426
Home: (320) 845-7259