Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA)
Dr. Gary M. Amoroso
Dr. Gary M. Amoroso has been serving as MASA’s Executive Director since 2011. Per the direction of the MASA Board of Directors, he has worked to expand partnerships with organizations within the education arena as well those outside of education to create new partnerships which serve to benefit the children of Minnesota. Under Dr. Amoroso’s leadership, MASA adopted a strategic plan in 2011 that truly articulates the future direction of the organization. The strategic plan was updated in 2014 and continues to serve as the guide for the areas of emphasis for MASA staff and members.
As an MASA member, Dr. Amoroso served as the organization’s President (2009 - 2010). Prior to his tenure as a board officer, Dr. Amoroso represented the Twin Cities’ metro region on the MASA Board of Directors. He also served as MASA Federal Advocacy Committee Co-Chair, traveling to Washington, DC to support MASA’s federal policy interests in Congress. Since 2005, he has also volunteered his time and expertise as a Trustee to the MASA Foundation, an organization that supports the development of professional practice in school leadership.
Dr. Amoroso’s background includes a wide range of experiences at both the school district and state level. He has been a teacher, assistant principal, principal, director of educational services and human resources, and for fifteen years, a school superintendent. He has been active in the statewide and national dialogue on educational policy issues, working with a variety of groups to promote and support public education. An accomplished presenter, Dr. Amoroso has spoken before numerous education and civic groups in addition to serving as an adjunct professor in Educational Leadership for Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Dr. Amoroso received his Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in 2004. He holds a specialist’s certificate in Educational Administration and a master’s degree in Education Administration and Supervision, both from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Amoroso’s bachelor’s degree in Broad Field Social Studies and History is from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
As advocates of a world-class education for Minnesota’s children, MASA’s members serve as the leading voice for public education, shape and influence the State and Federal education agenda, and empower leaders through high quality professional learning, services and support.