Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) 651•645•6272

RECOGNITION

AWARD APPLAUSE

Each year, MASA provides an opportunity to recognize outstanding members who are dedicated leaders and advocates for children and Minnesota education.

We encourage you to consider nominating yourself or a colleague for recognition.
 
Nominate someone who you feel reflects the qualities of a leader who is committed to education and who is an exemplary representative of MASA.

 
 
 



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(due mid January)

The nominee of this award will have a positive history/association with MN public education. The recipient will have contributed/participated in activities that improve Minnesota's public education system on a statewide basis and have a reputation as a person that willingly goes the extra mile. This award is presented at the MASA Spring Conference.

 


2017 Recipients
Ken Dragseth
Press Release
 &
Charlie Kyte
Press Release

Recognition at the Annual Spring Conference

Past Recipients
 

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(due mid January)

The nominee of this award must be an active or associate female member of MASA, must have demonstrated the attributes of leadership and involvement in MASA and other educational organizations as did Kay E. Jacobs prior to her death, and have ten years or less of central office experience. This award is presented at the Annual Spring Conference.

 
 
 


2017 Recipient
Julie Critz
Superintendent, Alexandria Public Schools

Recognition at the Annual Spring Conference
 

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(due mid January)

The nominees of this award must be non-superintendent MASA members who are Central Office Administrators exhibiting a willingness to risk, possess strong communication skills, are progressive change agents and who have high expectations for self and others. Two awards will be presented annually, one from greater MN and one from the metro area. This award is presented at the MASA Spring Conference.

 
 


2017 Outstanding Central Office Administrator - Metro Recipient 
Josh Swanson, Assistant Superintendent, Eden Prairie Schools

Press Release

 
Recognition at the Annual Spring Conference
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2017 Outstanding Central Office Administrator - Greater Minnesota Recipient 

Pam Miller, Director of Teaching and Learning, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools

Recognition at the Annual Spring Conference
 

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(due mid January)

The nominee of this award must be a current active or associate member of MASA, an exemplary school leader with twenty or more years of administrative experience. This award is presented at the MASA Fall Conference. 

 
 

 

2017 Recipient
Karen Orcutt
Superintendent
Orono Public Schools

Recognition at the Annual Fall Conference
 
 

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(due date determined by each region, but no later than February 1)

This award honors an administrator annually from each of the nine MASA regions. The nominee must have provided service to MASA through their active participation in a MASA district, regional and state organizational and/or leadership functions and activities, demonstrated active involvement in educational and community affairs, be regarded as a role model by MASA colleagues and be a practicing administrator and a member of MASA.


 


2017
MASA Administrators of Excellence


Region 1:  Beth Giese, Superintendent, Cannon Falls Area Schools

Region 2:  Jeff Bertrang, Superintendent, New Ulm Public Schools

Region 3:  Chris Sonju, Superintendent, Glencoe-Silver Lake Public Schools

Region 4:  Lynne Kovash, Superintendent, Moorhead Area Public Schools

Region 5:  George Weber, Superintendent, Pierz School District

Region 6:  Ray Queener, Superintendent, Cambridge-Isanti Public Schools

Region 7:  Gregg Allen, Superintendent, Mesabi East School District

Region 8: Tim Lutz, Superintendent, Kelliher Public School

Region 9:  Lisa Snyder, Superintendent, Lakeville Area Public Schools
 
Recognition at the Annual Spring Conference 

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(due March 1)

This award honors the scholarly work and professional development of Minnesota school leaders through the award of an annual recognition for the research, writing and presentation of one paper reflecting the practice of excellent school leadership. 




2017 Recipient Jeff Pesta

Superintendent 

Kenyon-Wanamingo Public Schools

Recognition at the Annual Fall Conference
 

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The recipient is selected by a panel of representatives convened by MASA from a variety of Minnesota education organizations.  Each candidate is judged 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.

 
Nominations are typically open mid April and are due August 1 of each year.
 


2017 Recipient Curt Tryggestad
Superintendent
Eden Prairie Schools

Recognition will be held at the Spring Conference
 
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Members who have completed 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 or 45 years of administrative service and five years as MASA members may receive service pins.

Eligibility years are counted as school fiscal years. If you qualify for both a superintendent pin and an administrator pin in the same year, you may get both.
 
This recognition form is included in the Fall Conference Registration.

Recognition at the Annual Fall Conference
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