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Consider a Sponsorship for the 2014 MASA Fall Conference...
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We at MASA would like to thank our sponsors and business partners for your ongoing support.  Our sponsors make a significant contribution to the quality of MASA’s conferences.   With your help, MASA is able to provide better professional development opportunities for our members.

Sponsors are recognized in the MASA newsletter, in promotional and other communications, in the final conference program, and on event signage where it is appropriate.  Sponsors attending the conference will be introduced at a general session and will be given sponsor ribbons for their nametags.


MASA Member Information is Now Updated!

Posted August 22, 2014
Please visit the "members only" section under "site shortcuts" of our website to view MASA member Excel and pdf files.
 
MASA 2014 Fall Conference Registration 
We have all heard the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child,” but do we know whether or to what extent we are engaging our “villages” on behalf of our students? The fragmentation of our communities is an issue, not only for our schools, but for other community entities, as well as for individuals themselves. As leaders, we must consider how to shape and shift the conversations with our communities to include and involve all segments of our society to come together and create a common future for our students and their families. We all aspire to being a part of a healthy, inclusive, whole community in which strong relationships form a powerful infrastructure that supports us all. Join your colleagues this fall and explore, “Pulling Together ~ Leading Strong School Communities.”

Sunday Welcome Reception
Monday’s Exhibit Fair
Colleague Recognition
General Sessions, Breakout Sessions, and More!
 
Thank you to our Major Conference Sponsors! 

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Meet Your 2014-2015 Regional Leaders
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Each MASA Region has been provided a page on our website.  Here you can find your Bylaws, Meeting Schedules, Meeting Agendas and Meeting Minutes.
Submit your regional information to Jeanna Vohnoutka at quinn@mnasa.org

Send Us Your Photos!
Submission deadline is 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1

The MASA and MASE lower lever boardroom construction may be finished, but the boardroom is not yet complete.  MASA and MASE are excited to announce a Call for Photos to be displayed in our boardroom.  Whether you are a professional or amateur photographer, we want to showcase you!

Theme: “Our Minnesota Schools”
All MASA and MASE members are invited to submit photographs representing the great schools in their region or area. Photos may be of places, people or things.

Guidelines:
Entries must be original work

Entries must be submitted digitally, at least 300 dpi
Content must be suitable for general audiences

Any identifiable person in the photo must sign a release form; if under 18 years of age, a parent/guardian must sign a release form

To Submit:
Please email your photograph, entry form, and release form (if applicable) to Aimee Ranallo
(aranallo@mnasa.org).  The submission deadline is 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1. Photographs will be enlarged and displayed in the boardroom for at least two years. Click Here for Release Form   Click Here for Entry Form

2014 -2015 Business Partners

These 2014-2015 MASA Business Partner Members wish to make your searches easier by having you link directly to them and their website!  We thank them for participating and supporting MASA! Click Here

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2014 Fall Exhibitor Registration- SOLD OUT
September 28 - 30
Madden’s Resort, Brainerd MN
Registration Deadline: Monday, August 4, 2014

You are invited to meet with Minnesota’s top educational leaders at the
Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) Fall Conference.

Searching for a job in education?   Click Here
Posted September 3, 2014
Currently the MASA Jobsite has 134 education related job postings.


The 2014 - 2015 Great Start Cohort
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The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) is committed to providing excellent professional development that will support you in your professional practice.  As a member of the Great Start Cohort, you will have the opportunity to meet other new superintendents of Minnesota, receive information from seasoned leaders, and develop practical skills designed to help you be successful in the first year of your new position.  In addition to the five traditional workshops, (linked to MASA conferences for travel and schedule ease), participants will also receive access to the GSC Online Toolbox and mobile app filled with supporting documents and videos on popular topics. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be granted for each session in the series.  Whether you are an experienced superintendent wishing to refresh your skills, or are new to your leadership role, this workshop series is a wonderful opportunity to network with your colleagues and a chance for us to get to know you better.
Click Here to Register for the MASA Great Start Cohort
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As you well know, the challenges facing public education are significant and it is only by working together that we can achieve success.  Your membership in MASA can provide the opportunity to join with other educational leaders in making the needed impact for our future!

Click Here to Become an Member

MASA's Mission

AS ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN, MASA shapes and influences the State and Federal education agenda, serves as the preeminent voice for public education, and empowers all members through high quality services, support and professional development.
 
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Gary M. Amoroso, Ph.D
Executive Director
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MASA's Strategic Plan:
Objectives, Strategies and Action Plans

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The Knowledge Network Click Here
The MASA Knowledge Network is a resource that facilitates collegial support through a web-based directory of MASA members who offer to provide the information, wisdom, and perspective of their experience to colleagues seeking support in any number of topical areas.

What we are Reading Click Here
What We Are Reading is a member service of the Minnesota Association of School Administrators. AS ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN, MASA shapes and influences the State and Federal education agenda, serves as the preeminent voice for public education, and empowers all members through high quality services, support and professional development. We hope this blog supports our mission of leadership and service by inspiring reflective practice and collegial conversation among all leaders.

ExpertEase Click Here
ExpertEase provides MASA members access to select video presentations addressing administrative leadership topics by known educators, administrators, and leadership experts.  Watch these videos for your personal professional development and engage your staff in discussions surrounding critical topics.

MnASAForum Click Here

Featured MASA Business Partner


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David Jansa • Director, Business Development & Marketing • 651-771-0880

 Karges-Faulconbridge, Inc. (KFI) is a recognized industry leader in process and facility infrastructure design and performance.  We serve clients in the United States, Canada and Central America.  Located in St. Paul, KFI’s headquarters was the first building in Minnesota to obtain the LEED-EB Gold certification.  KFI provides engineering and commissioning services for industrial, institutional, educational, healthcare, government, and commercial organizations.