MASA/MASE Spring Information

MASA/MASE Spring Conference

2015 Dates:                    March 12-13, 2015
Location:                        Marriott Northwest, Brooklyn Park, MN
Registration:                  Available January 27, 2015      
Lodging Reservations

The MASA/MASE Annual Conferences draws more than 250 school administrators Attendees include school superintendents, directors of special education, curriculum leaders, other central office school administrators, regional administrators, and higher education administrators and professors. The annual conference is an excellent opportunity to establish new contacts, network with colleagues, and meet the MASA staff and board of directors. General sessions and breakout panels provide up-to-date information on topics that are relevant to Administrators.


2014 Spring Conference Handouts

Keynote:  Success in Instructional Leadership: What does the research SAY, and what do practitioners DO?Handout 1
presented by W. Alan Coulter, Director, School of Allied Health Professions, Human Development Center, Louisiana State University


Keynote:  The Role of Leaders in 21st Century Education Handout 1
Chief Learning Officer, EdLeader21


Leadership and Student Mental Health Issues Handout 1   Handout 2   Handout 3
presented by Renae Ouillette, Executive Director of Student Services, Lakeville Area Public Schools and Laura Booth, Attorney, Booth & Lavorato LLC


School Financing 101 Handout 1
presented by Greg Crowe, Municipal Advisor; and Joel Sutter, Senior Municipal Advisor; Ehlers


From Theory to Practice: Saint Paul Public Schools Racial Equity Journey not available
presented by Michelle Bierman, Director of Equity; and Dr. Rev Hillstrom, Assistant Administrator of Equity; Saint Paul Public Schools


Turn Possibility Into Accomplishment: Renewing Your Commitment to Positive Relationships Handout 1
presented by N. John Borgen, Consultant/Facilitator, Borgen Consulting


A Better Way: Alternatives to Exclusionary Practices, Dropout Prevention Strategies, and Recoupment of Dropouts Handout 1
presented by
Charlene Myklebust, Director on Special Assignment; and Wendy Loberg, Educational Consultant; Intermediate District 287


The wRight Choice: An Alternate to Suspension Program Handout 1
presented by Scott Thielman, Superintendent; Mark Mischke, High School Principal; Kris Thompson; Assistant Principal; Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools and Abe Abrahamson, Juvenile Unit Supervisor for Wright County Court Services


What Teachers Need From their Instructional Leaders Handout 1
presented by Jane Sigford, Adjunct Professor/Educational Consultant, University of St. Thomas, Sarah Lorntson, English Teacher, Mahtomedi Public Schools, Rob Reetz, Instructional Coach, Irondale High School, Mounds View Schools, Ken Friel, Teacher, Richfield Public Schools, Kate Rosok, Teacher, Minneapolis Public Schools and Michelle Reinke, Wayzata Schools


Leading, Managing and Succeeding in Tough Times Handout 1
presented by Jim Lukaszewski, President, The Lukaszewski Group, a Division of Risdall Public Relations


Creating A 21st-Century School District In Just Two Years: The Columbia Heights Experience Handout 1
presented by Kathy Kelly, Superintendent;
Bryan Hennekens, Director of Technology and Security Services; Columbia Heights School District and Betty Schweizer, Executive Director, TIES


The Principal Evaluation Process in Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools Handout 1
presented by Pam Miller, Director of Teaching & Learning, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools


Clearing The Fog On Personalized Learning: Understanding The Core Elements and How They Fit Into Current Examples
Handout 1
   Handout 2
presented by Julie Frame, Executive Director; and Gayle Walkowiak, Specialist, Personalized Learning; Metro ECSU, Barb Duffrin, Director of Educational Programs, Farmington Public Schools and Catherine Gallagher, Director of Teaching and Learning, Eastern Carver County Public Schools


Back in the Saddle…But Riding a New Horse Handout 1
presented by Chris Gibbs, DLR Group and Doug Froke, Superintendent, Detroit Lakes Public Schools