Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA)

The MASA Fall Conference

Dates:              September 28-29, 2015
Location:      DECC, Duluth, MN
Registration:  Click Here to Register!
Please contact any of the hotels listed below and ask for the MASA conference rate for your lodging. August 25 deadline
Headquarters at Canal Park Lodge • (800) 777-8560 • $144
The Inn on Lake Superior • (888) 668-4352 • $134
Hampton Inn • (218) 720-3000 • $119 & $139

Great school leaders create effective systems that adapt to rapid and pervasive change, provide a culture supporting risk-taking and experimentation, and nurture a climate of possibilities.  Future ready leaders’ systems optimize the use of technology while keeping the vision about the learning, not the devices.  Collaborative leadership focusing on excellent instruction for all students draws on well-developed systems that integrate curriculum, instruction, professional development, technology, and assessment, creating a powerful learning environment.  Join your MASA colleagues this fall and examine how we can employ future ready leadership within our schools and wider networks to provide great education systems for all of our students.

MASA would like to thank our Premier Partners for their continued support!

2014 MASA Fall Conference Handouts

Keynote:  Creating Supportive Communities of Learning Click Here

presented by Joseph F. Murphy, Associate Dean, Peabody College of Education at Vanderbilt University


District Perspectives and Practices in Digital Transformations Click Here

presented by Joel VerDuin, Chief Technology and Information Officer, Anoka-Hennepin School District, Josh Swanson, Assistant Superintendent, Eden Prairie Schools and Tim Wilson, Chief Technology Officer, Osseo Area Schools


Show Me the Money: Holding Permissible School Fundraisers Click Here

presented by Jennifer Earley, Attorney, Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney P.A.


Collaboration through Technology: Bringing access to music excellence for students, teachers and schools Click Here
presented by Paul Babcock, President and Chief Operating Officer, MacPhail Center for Music and Martin Heidelberger, Superintendent, KMS Public Schools


Taking on the Bullies: Implementing the Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act Click Here

presented by Peter Martin, Attorney, Knutson, Flynn and Deans P.A.


Rethinking Leadership for our Changing Schools and World Click Here

presented by Jill Johnson, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning, Wayzata Public Schools


Be the Voice of Education Click Here

presented by Olivia Gault, Communications Consultant, Education Writer

Collaborating with Central Lakes College to Help Students Earn an AA Degree via Courses Taken at our High School [panel discussion] Click Here
presented by Joe Nathan, Director, Center for School Change, Betsy Picciano, Director, College in the Schools Program and Jon Kringen, Superintendent, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Public Schools

Rock and Hardspace: Addressing Chronic Absenteeism or Ineffective Performance of a Potentially Disabled Employee Click Here

presented by Tim Palmatier and Chuck Long; Attorneys; Kennedy and Graven, Chartered


Think Kids: Creating Space for Community Conversations Click Here

presented by Bill Gronseth, Superintendent, Duluth Schools


Transforming Student Learning in a 1-1 Environment Click Here

presented by Keith Ryskoski, Executive Director of Labor Negotiations and Personal Services, Elk River Area School District, Randi Anderson, Director of Personalized Learning, Eden Prairie Schools and Andrew Baldwin, Director of Technology, Farmington Area Schools