Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA)

MASA/MASE Spring Conference

2016 Dates:                March 10-11, 2016
Location:                    Marriott Northwest, Brooklyn Park, MN

2015 Spring Conference Available Handouts

Where Change Begins
Keynote Speaker:

John McKnight, emeritus professor of education and social policy and co-director of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute at Northwestern University

Building Communities from the Inside Out ~ Book Excerpts
Building Mutually Beneficial Relationships
School Participation in Local Community Economic Development
A Primer for a School’s Participation in the Development of Its Local Community
John McKnight's PowerPoint


Mind the Gap: Implications of Cultural Competence on Student Success

Keynote Speakers:

Jean Strait, Professor, Hamline University and Tammie Pate, Program Coordinator,

Center for Excellence in Urban Teaching, Hamline University
Mind the Gap

"Shift Happens"
Dr. Gary Amoroso

Crowd-Based Innovation: Getting the Village to Solve the Problem

presented by Eric Schneider, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Minnetonka Public Schools and Greg Hicks, Director of Innovation, Research and Development, Optum
Growing a Culture of Creativity & Innovation


How the School Facilities Finance Working Group Recommendations Affect You

presented by Greg Crowe, Financial Advisor, Ehlers and Wayne Wormstadt, Superintendent, Windom Area School District

How the School Facilities Working Group Recommendations Affect You 

Aligning the High School Registration Book with Minnesota Priorities

presented by Missy Eidsness, Executive Director of School Improvement and Accountability and Lynne Kovash, Superintendent; Moorhead Area Public Schools

NEW 15-16 Planning Book:

OLD 14-15 Planning Book:


Financing Technology and Facility Projects Without a Referendum

presented by Patty Heminover, Vice President and Stacy Childers, Vice President; Springsted Incorporated
Finance Options
Financing Technology Without A Referendum

Curb your Twitter Fears with #mnmasa

presented by Bill Adams, Superintendent, Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Public School District and Teri Preisler, Superintendent, Tri City United Schools
#mnmasa Twitter Chats


Summer STEAM: A power source to help Faribault youth complete and compete

presented by Anne Marie Leland, Community Education Director, Margaret Gare, ALC Director, and Todd Sesker, Superintendent; Faribault Public Schools


Adopting Digital Curriculum from the MN Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum
presented by Jonathan Voss, Director of Teaching and Learning, and Jessica Wiley, Project Manager; Intermediate District 287
Implementation Readiness Checklist


Overview of Rapid Responder Emergency Preparedness and Incident Command System for Schools

presented by Darren Kermes, Executive Director, SW Metro Education Co-op and Rusty Gildner, VP Sales, Prepared Response, Inc.
Rapid Responder Flyer