Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) 651•645•6272

  • 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.

     

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    MASA/MASE 2018-2019 CALENDAR
    (printable • as of September 20 2018)



     

Announcements

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    MANAGEMENT CONCERNED FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION (MCPE)

    The 2019 Minnesota Legislative Session convenes on Tuesday, January 8, and MASA will be at the capitol representing you and Minnesota’s students.  MASA’s political action committee — Management Concerned for Public Education (MCPE) — provides resources so that MASA’s legislative advocates can gain access to our elected officials at fundraising events. Join MCPE by clicking here

    or send your personal check to

    MCPE
    c/o MASA
    1884 Como Avenue
    St. Paul, MN  55108

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    AT THE CAPITOL

    Keep informed with our Legislative Updates by clicking here.

    Jay Haugen 2018  

    JAY HAUGEN NAMED 2019 MINNESOTA SUPERINTENDENT OF THE YEAR!

    The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) has named Jay Haugen, Superintendent of Farmington Area Public Schools, the 2019 Minnesota Superintendent of the Year. As the Minnesota honoree, Haugen is a candidate among other state recipients for National Superintendent of the Year, to be announced during the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) convention held February 14-16, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA. Haugen was selected for this honor by a panel of representatives from a variety of Minnesota education organizations. Nominees are evaluated on how each candidate demonstrates leadership for learning, communication skills, professionalism, and community involvement.
    Press Release

    Thank you
    to ATS&R Planners/Architects/Engineers
    for your generous support in our
    Superintendent of the Year Program


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    *NEW* NOVEMBER 4, 2018
    Episode 19: The "Design Thinking" Process

    Jen Hegna is the Director of Information and Learning Technology for Byron Public schools. As she says, she "loves technology" particularly if it can facilitate learning. She brought a Design Thinking process to her district after attending and Innovation Conference. The work with students and staff is just beginning. Listening to her process gives a lot ideas of how this could be implemented in many ways and places.

    *NEW* NOVEMBER 4, 2018
    Episode 18: Life Space Crisis Intervention

    Danielle Theis is a trainer in Life Space Crisis Intervention which is a method to disrupt the usual punitive pattern in dealing with students whose acting out behavior keeps them from being successful. The intervention is utilized when the crisis happens, not in retrospect so students learn about the impact of their behavior and lets them experience an alternative strategy. She is principal of New Dominion School in Austin,MN. Her website is DanielleTheisConsulting.com.

    Click Here to View All Episodes


     bplogonet MASA BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS

    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 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.
    View our 2018-2019 business partner members!


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    MASA EXPERTEASE VIDEOS!

    As part of our strategic plan to deliver a multi-tiered system of professional development that meets the individualized learning goals of all members, MASA has partnered with Infinitec to create a library of professional development videos that are available to MASA members 24/7. Members can view these videos for their personal professional development and also to engage their teams in discussions surrounding critical topics. We now have forty-five videos online and we feature a wide variety of topics. MASA members can complete their PD requirements for teacher relicensure at no cost, and we have a good start on the required EL topics for administrative licensure renewal. Starting this month, we will be offering several sample videos that will be directly linked from the MASA web site (no sign-in required). See below for the videos that will are available until May. We hope you enjoy these videos; please let us know what you think!
    Click here for the entire library!



    learning18   PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

    MASA believes leaders must continually improve their practice. Our multi-tiered professional learning platform features a variety of conferences, workshops, online learning, and networking opportunities to meet the individualized needs of our members. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the Minnesota Board of School Administrators are available for most MASA professional learning options.
    Click here to view learning opportunities


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    REFERENDUM RESPONSE

    MASA began this initiative to help school districts deal with organized referendum opposition. This page contains background information on anti-referendum campaigns and how school districts can prepare and respond.
    Click Here to View


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    2018-19 MASA GREAT START COHORT!
    Click Here to Register

    MASA is committed to providing excellent professional development that will support you in your professional practice. As a member of the Great Start Cohort (GSC), you will have the opportunity to meet other new leaders, 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 that contains 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 administrator or are new to your leadership role, this workshop series is a wonderful opportunity to network with your colleagues and enhance your skills.


    Thank you to Springsted for your
    generous support in our Great Start Series



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    SPRINGSTED2019

    Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA)
    and Springsted Incorporated present...


    SCHOOL TAX REFERENDA: A COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING MODEL FOR SUCCESS ~

    Click Here to Register

    WHEN:
    Monday, April 8, 2019
    9:15 am - 4 pm

    WHERE:
    MASA Office
    1884 Como Avenue
    St. Paul, MN 55108

    * The location of the workshop will move to Springsted Incorporated if enrollment exceeds capacity at MASA.

    REGISTRATION FEES:
    • MASA members: $89
    • Non-members attending in a team (same school district) with a MASA member: $109
    • Non-members NOT attending with a MASA member: $139

    This is a workshop based on a book on referendum planning co-authored by our presenter, Dr. Don Lifto. Don is a frequent presenter at national conferences and has had more than a dozen articles on referendum planning published in national journals. Don will be joined by Barb Nicol, APR, who has more than 30-years experience in the communications field. She focuses her work on providing strategic and high-quality communications expertise to school districts and education-related organizations. The workshop’s content represents a marriage of research and successful practice, emphasizing systems and strategies rather than specific campaign tactics, allowing school leaders to elevate their thinking to a more comprehensive and long-range vision of referendum planning.


     

     

     

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