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The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) is a private nonprofit member service organization representing more than 900 educational administrators throughout Minnesota. Our members include school superintendents, directors of special education, curriculum and technology leaders, central office administrators, and higher education administrators and professors. In addition to our active members, MASA also serves over 250 retirees.

 

MASA ~ Who we are...

MASA/MASE 2017-2018 CALENDAR
(as of April 24, 2017)

 

Announcements

At the Capitol - Updates (April 24, 2017)

              
Session Update - Week of April 17
               • Bill Comparison Summary - Week of April 17
              
Omnibus Bills Letter to Leaders - Week of April 17

 

 ► MASA Board of Directors Election Results

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2017-18 MASA Board of Directors elections. Thank you to all of our nominees for your willingness to serve on the MASA Board!

 

President-Elect (17-18)

Deb Henton, Superintendent, North Branch Area Public Schools

Treasurer (17-20)

Jamie Skjeveland, Superintendent, Crosby-Ironton Schools

Region 5 Superintendent Comp. Group Rep. (17-20)

Lee Westrum, Superintendent, Wadena-Deer Creek Public Schools

Greater MN (Regions 1-8) Curriculum Comp. Group Rep. (17-20)

Rochelle Van Den Heuvel, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning, Grand Rapids School District

Metro (Region 9) Curriculum Comp. Group Rep. (17-20)

Kimberly Pavlovich, Director of Secondary Curriculum, Anoka-Hennepin School District

Metro (Region 9) Special Education Comp. Group Rep. (17-20)

Renae Ouillette, Director of Special Services, Lakeville Area Public Schools

Metro (Region 9) Technology Comp. Group Rep. (17-20)

Josh Swanson, Assistant Superintendent, Eden Prairie Schools

Service Provider Comp. Group Rep. Regions 1-9 (17-20)

Bruce Jensen, Executive Director, Northwest Service Cooperative

Congratulations to all of our new MASA Board members!

 

 ► AASA Governing Board Election Results

We are pleased to announce the results of recent AASA Governing Board election for Minnesota.

Daniel Bittman, Superintendent, Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools and Scott Thielman, Superintendent, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools will begin their three-year terms on the AASA Governing Board beginning July 1, 2017.

Thank you to all of our nominees for your willingness to serve on the AASA Governing Board!

 
 New videos in the ExpertEase Video Library!

New titles include videos on passing referenda, community education, teen sleep research, social media, and the intriguing subject of “The Subversive Educator’s Guide to Creativity” Click here for more information.
 
 It’s Hiring Season! 

Did you know that MASA Jobsite subscribers can search for candidates?

Here is sample of our current candidates—log in and view the profiles of:
  • 151 Principals
  • 63 Superintendents
  • 217 Elementary Teachers
  • 181 Middle School Teachers
  • 187 High School Teachers
  • 13 Coaches
  • 25 Special Education Teachers
  • 21 Science Teachers
  • 17 Foreign Language Teachers
  • 34 Art Teachers
  • 5 ELL/EL/ESL Specialists
  • 18 EBD Teachers
  • 22 Music Teachers
  • 53 English Teachers
  • 8 Psychologists
  • 21 Physical Education Teachers
  • 11 Substitute Teachers
With a subscription to the MASA Jobsite, you are able to post unlimited job vacancies, for all levels of positions. Subscribers are also able to search for candidates for position vacancies within your district.  Learn more about how to sign up for the MASA Jobsite at jobsitemnasa.org or contact Jeanna Vohnoutka at quinn@mnasa.org or 651-789-4062.

 
School Choice- Public Benefit or Private Promotion?
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  • Constitutional Foundation for Public Schools
  • Data
  • Important Information
  • Options
  • Perspective
 
 2017 Superintendent Vacancies- click here to view postings
 

Deadline

Region

District

Filled by

Filled

3

A.C.G.C. Schools

Nels Onstad, Director

Filled

5

Aitkin

Brad Kelvington, Principal

Filled

6

Annandale

Tim Prom, Principal

4/25/17
9
Aspen Academy
 
TBD 9Burnsville-Eagan-Savage
 

7/1/16

3

Butterfield-Odin

INTERIM Ray Arsenault, Principal

Filled

1

Byron

Joey Page, Principal 

4/14/17

7

Chisholm

 

Filled

9

Eastern Carver County

Clint Christopher, Associate Superintendent

Filled

9

Edina

John Schultz, Superintendent

Filled

6

Elk River

Daniel Bittman, Superintendent

Filled

9

Forest Lake

Steve Massey, Principal

Filled

3

Fulda

Ann Wendorff, Principal

4/21/17
2
GHEC
 
5/9/17
7Grand Rapids
 
5/16/17
1
Hayfield
 

5/16/17

9

Hopkins

 

Filled

3

Lac qui Parle Valley

Greg Schmidt, Superintendent

Filled
3
Lake Benton
Ann Wendorff, Principal 

Filled

9

Lakeville

Michael Baumann, Executive Director

5/15/178Laporte 
TBD
1
Lewiston-Altura
 

4/18/17

7

Littlefork – Big Falls

 

Filled
1
Medford
Mark Ristau, Principal
4/30/17
6
Melrose
 

1/27/17

9

MN Transitions Charter

INTERIM Denny Carlson

Filled

4

Minnewaska

Chip Rankin, Principal

Filled

7

Nashwauk-Keewatin

Sharing Deer River through June 30 2018

TBD
7
Nett Lake
 
4/29/17
5
Northland Community
 

Filled

4

Osakis

Randy Bergquist, Principal

Filled

1

Owatonna

Jeff Elstad, Superintendent

3/28/17

4

Pelican Rapids

 

4/3/17

8

Red Lake

 

Filled

6

Sauk Rapids-Rice

Interim Bruce Watkins

Filled

7

South Koochiching-Rainy River

Steve Thomas, Superintendent

Filled

1

Saint Charles

Jeff Apse, Superintendent

4/21/17

9

Saint Louis Park

 

Filled

9

Saint Paul

Joe Gothard, Superintendent

TBD5
Staples-Motley 

Filled

1

Stewartville

Belinda Selfors, Superintendent

4/10/17

8

Tri-County

 

Filled

4

West Central Area

Barry Schmidt, Principal

Filled

9

West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan

Peter Olson Skog, Ass't, Superintendent

Filled

9

White Bear Lake

Wayne Kazmierczak, Ass't. Superintendent

Filled

1

Winona

Richard Dahman, Superintendent


masa fall17
Save the Date!

MASA Fall Conference 2017
October 1-3  •  Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC)

What is your “leadership story?” Whatever leadership path you have followed, it has not been the same experience as that of your friends and colleagues. Just as we no longer understand our students’ learning environments as classrooms with rows of desks facing a lecturing teacher, we no longer understand professional learning as one size fits all workshop and conference sessions. Our professional learning resources have grown through the use of technology and expanded networks to present a myriad of philosophies and approaches, providing an improved learning system to meet the diverse needs of our leaders. Perhaps one of the most critical aspects of personalized leadership learning is that we must build the infrastructure ourselves, based on our own needs and vision, and implementing the collegial resources among the members of our learning networks. If we want to build a system that meets the individual needs of our students, we must address the individual learning needs of the adults who serve them. Join your colleagues—members of your own professional learning network—this fall and explore how each of us can personalize our leadership learning!


 ► Reconnect with the MASA/MASE Conference Exhibitors!

 
 Save the Date!
The Minnesota Department of Education

in partnership with
the Minnesota Association of School Administrators


invites you to plan to attend the annual

Back to School Professional Learning Event:
ESSA Implementation Conference


August 8-9, 2017
Minneapolis Marriott Northwest

Plan to bring your leadership team!

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  MASA BUSINESS PARTNER PROGRAM

The MASA Business Partner Program provides opportunities for businesses to connect with Minnesota’s educational leaders. Our core belief is that MASA’s role in NETWORKING16 engaging business partners is to facilitate a rich conversation that helps our practitioner members understand what resources are available to support their districts, and our business partner members understand the needs of our school districts.
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