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Call for Proposals
2014 MASA Fall Conference
September 28-30 • Madden’s on Gull Lake, Brainerd, MN

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.”

Please feel free to submit any proposed topic you feel would interest education leaders by clicking here. Please include all requested information and submit your proposal by Monday, August 11.

Questions?  Please contact Jeanna at the MASE office (651-789-4062 or 651-645-6272  quinn@mnasa.org).
 
Conference registration materials will be available mid August. Make plans to attend!

Please share this with your colleagues. Thank you!

MN Superintendents on the move
Posted July 30, 2014

We currently have 55 Superintendent changes in Minnesota for the 14-15 school year.
To view these changes
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2014 -2015 Business Partners
Posted July 25, 2014

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
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. Click Here to Register

2014 Back-to-School Leadership Conference Registration
All are welcome. Bring your team!
Make plans now to attend the 2014 Back-to-School Leadership Conference.  Our agenda will inform and inspire you as you anticipate the new school year.  Our program will include global and local perspectives on leading positive futures for all of our students.  We will hear from MDE leaders on a variety of topics affecting your district, but this year with a spin – or rather a flip!  A number of our MASA members have asked for more time for discussion and Q&A with the MDE presenters, so we will be flipping our breakout sessions.  Once the link is received from MDE, participants will receive online access information to view presentations prior to the conference, and breakouts will focus on discussion rather than presentation.  Concurrently, an unconference will allow participants to frame their own discussion groups around whatever topic they choose.  Don’t miss this energizing way to get in gear for 2014-15.  Click Here and Register Today!
PLEASE NOTE: The Back to School Conference has been designed to be compatible with the agenda for the FinnFest Education Forum August 6-7 in Minneapolis.

Searching for a job in education?    Click Here
Posted July 21, 2014

Currently the MASA Jobsite has 340 education related job postings. Among these 340 job postings, you will find the following:
  • 12 Administrative Positions
  • 160 Instructional Positions
  • 79 Special Education Positions
  • 3 Coordinator Positions
  • 19 Support Staff Positions
  • 2 Administrative Assistant/Clerical
  • 65 Other Miscellaneous Positions

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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2015 Minnesota and National Superintendent of the Year Nominations

Nominations are due August 1, 2014
http://soy.aasa.org/

You can nominate any superintendent, chancellor or top leader of a school system in Minnesota who plans to continue in the profession. This program is designed to recognize the outstanding leadership of active superintendents.

Each state association of school administrators will select a State Superintendent of the Year.The Minnesota Superintendent of the Year Award recipient is selected by a panel of representatives from a variety of Minnesota education organizations convened by MASA. MASA will then forward the state candidate to the national competition.

A national blue-ribbon panel of judges will select four finalists for AASA National Superintendent of the Year from among the 49 eligible State Superintendents of the Year. The judging panel is composed of distinguished leaders in education. The panel’s decision will be based on the written applications and the letters of recommendation.


The AASA National Superintendent of the Year Program is sponsored by Aramark, VALIC and AASA


A Special Thank You goes to ATS&R for graciously sponsoring the Minnesota Superintendent of the Year!

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Application Information and Procedure:

Click here to download 2015 Superintendent of the Year Program, Information and Procedures

Click here to complete your nomination by August 1, 2014



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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Jacqui Coleman•952-237-3708

InGensa delivers K-12 school districts a streamlined means to renovate and improve their facilities. Through best-in-class advisory and professional services, honed by years of experience with diverse school projects, InGensa leverages multiple funding sources to provide innovative facility solutions. Our expertise developing and implementing facility improvement projects supports every client’s goal for their learning environments.