Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA)

The Richard Green Scholars Program is sponsored by MASA's
valued Business Partner, Cuningham Group Architecture, PA

MASA's Richard Green Scholars Program 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.

Each winter, MASA members are invited to submit summary proposals for papers.

A subcommittee of the MASA Executive Development Committee will select the
Richard Green Scholar based on the submitted paper proposals.

The scholarship recipient will be announced at the MASA Spring Conference, and
the recipient will present his or her paper at the MASA Fall Conference.

The Richard Green Scholar will receive a recognition plaque, a $1,000 award,
and conference tuition and lodging for the Fall Conference.

The Richard Green Scholars Program was named to honor former Minneapolis 
Superintendent Richard R. Green, who modeled innovation and distinction in the 
child-centered practice of exemplary school leadership.

Congratulations to our Award Recipients and their Research

2014 Dr. Heidi Hahn

Dr. Heidi Hahn, Director of Special Education, Paul Bunyan Education Cooperative

            "Leadership Practices and Their Impact on Teacher Job Satisfaction"

To view Dr. Hahns PPT Click Here
Click Here for Press Release

2013 Mr. Aaron Ruhland

Mr. Aaron Ruhland, Director of Learning and Accountability, Orono Public Schools

"Educational Adequacy: What do we expect from our schools,
at what level, for whom, and at what cost?"

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To view "Educational Adequacy: What do we expect from our schools, at what
level, for whom, and at what cost?" Click Here

To view Mr. Ruhland's PPT Click Here

2012 Mr. Wayne Kazmierczak

Mr. Wayne Kazmierczak, Assistant Superintendent, Moorhead Area Public Schools

"Deep Visibility: Meaningful Absence and Presence in the Superintendency"

To view Mr. Kazmierczak's PPT Click Here

To view "Conceptual Framework" Click Here  

2011 Dr. Candace Raskin

Dr. Candace Raskin, Department Chair, Department of Educational Leadership, Minnesota State University, Mankato

"Barriers & Challenges to Implementing Educational Change"

To view Dr. Raskin's PPT Barriers to District Change/Reform
Click Here 1 Click Here 2 Click Here 3

To read Dr. Raskin's results Click Here    

2010 Dr. Mary Ann Nelson

Dr. Mary Ann Nelson consults with K-12/higher education, teaches graduate
school courses and advises education doctoral candidates for a local university.
She's a Senior Examiner with Baldrige and a judge with the MN Quality Award. 
Mary Ann recently served as a Minnesota Department of Education Assistant Commissioner for Academic Excellence and Innovations from 2003-2007

“An Exploration of School Board-Superintendent Relationships in Minnesota”

To read Dr. Nelson's 7 page Executive Summary Click Here 
To read Dr. Nelson's 42 page Executive Summary Click Here
To view Dr. Nelson's ppt Click Here
To view Dr. Nelson's Zoomerang Survey Click Here

2009 Dr. Jay Haugen

Dr. Jay Haugen, Superintendent of the West Saint Paul-Mendota Heights-
Eagan School District

"Clear goals and transparent accountability:
A public campaign for school improvement"

To read Dr. Haugen's Paper Click Here
To view Dr. Haugen's ppt Click Here     

2007 Dr. Mark Wolak

Dr. Mark Wolak, Superintendent, Mahtomedi Schools

"Advancing Professional Practice for School Superintendents:
Linking Effective Research with Effective Implementation"

To read Dr. Wolak's Paper Click Here
To view Dr. Wolak's ppt Click Here

2006 Dr. Diane Rauschenfels

Dr. Diane J. Rauschenfels, Superintendent, Proctor Schools

"Promoting Ethical Educational Leadership"

To read Dr. Rauschenfels' Paper Click Here
To view Dr. Rauschenfels' ppt Click Here