About Us


AN ORGANIZATION OF VISIONARY LEADERS...


AS ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN, MASA’s educational leaders will
establish the statewide agenda for children, serve as the preeminent
voice for public education, and empower members through quality
services and support.

MASA’s MEMBERS INCLUDE
over 500 school superintendents,
directors of special education, other central office administrators, and
service providers such as instructors of education administration training
programs, Minnesota Department of Education staff, and education
district and service cooperative leaders.

MASA WAS ORGANIZED IN 1907
as a professional association
to represent the needs of school superintendents. In 1968, MASA
was incorporated as a private non-profit 501(c)(6) organization with
regional representation of its statewide membership. In 1986, MASA
purchased its building at 1884 Como, a short distance from the State
Capitol in St. Paul. As MASA grew and the profile of its members
changed to include a more diverse representation of school leaders,
the Association leadership recognized the need to restructure. 1996-
1997 kicked off the new MASA organizational structure, with leadership
representation based on four component groups: superintendent,
central office administrator, special education administrator, or service
provider administrator.

BENEFITS OF MASA MEMBERSHIP INCLUDE
programs and services
responding to the professional and personal needs of individual
members:
• A Support of Network of Colleagues
• Member Recognition including the Kay Jacobs Memorial
    Award, Minnesota Superintendent of the Year, Length of
    Service and several other awards
• Professional development opportunities, including two major
    annual state conferences, a national conference and other
    specific skill development workshops
• The Leaders Forum quarterly Newsletter
• MASA Website www.mnasa.org
• MASA Jobsite   www.jobsitemnasa.org
• Educational Position Statement, Legislative Platform and
    Legislative Advocacy at the state and federal levels
• Legal Consultation and Support
• Personal Contract Review Services
• Life Insurance
• Orientation for New Administrators
• Continuing Education Units for Conference/Workshops
    Seminars
• Special Email Publications on Current Issues
• Representation on Task Forces and Statewide Committees
• Access to Sample Documents, such as Policies, Handbooks and Contracts

Last Modified on January 16, 2013