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  • 🕳 MASA Executive Director Position - Invitation to Apply

    MASA will accept applications for the role of Executive Director from December 2, 2019 through January 3, 2020. If you are interested in applying, please click here for more information.

    🕳 The MASA Winter Newsletter
     
    You can view the MASA newsletter website at www.mnasanews.org/latest-edition

    🕳 Retiring in 2020?

    Please let us know by emailing quinn@mnasa.org

    🕳 Nominations to the Board Open until January 6, 2020!

    Click here for more information

    🕳  2020 Award Nominations Open!

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    🕳 MASA Podcast

    Episode 33: The Value of Relational Skills in Being a Positive School Leader
    by Jane Sigford

    Published: December, 2019

    Click Here to Listen

    Amy Ernst, special education director for the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District, demonstrates the value of relational skills in being a positive school leader. Relationships are key to listening, building trust, and collaborating as professionals work together to design and implement learning experiences for students. As she would say, if you have a big belief in people, you will have big outcomes.

    CC - Closed captioning is available for this episode

    🕳 Have you renewed your membership for 2019-2020?

    Please click here to view our membership directory. If your name is not listed, we have not received your membership renewal as of November 26, 2019.

    🕳 2019-2020 Superintendent Searches

    Alexandria Schools: Application Deadline February 3, 2020

    Detroit Lakes Public Schools: Application Deadline January 20, 2020

    Freshwater Education District: Application Deadline December 13, 2019

    Grand Rapids and Bigfork Schools: Application Deadline January 17, 2020

    Hastings Public Schools: Filled by Superintendent Jeff Pesta of Kenyon-Wanamimgo

    Hermantown Community Schools: Applications Deadline January 20, 2020

    Kenyon-Wanamingo School District: Open

    Ortonville Public Schools: Application Deadline January 27, 2020

    Redwood Area Schools: Application Process Completed

    St. Clair School: Application Deadline, January 10, 2020

    🕳 INVESTMN - Teacher Shortages
    by Shari Prest

    Your success as a school leader depends on the instruction and outcomes that take place within classrooms. That means that one of your key jobs is creating a climate and engaging a system that will identify, attract, and retain the very best teachers. Unfortunately, that job is made more difficult by the teacher and substitute teacher shortage that exists and is growing. Click Here to Read More

    🕳 SAVE THE DATE! 2020 AASA MN State Breakfast

    Be sure to mark your calendar for the Minnesota State Breakfast honoring David Law, 2020 MN Superintendent of the Year, during the 2020 AASA National Convention in San Diego, CA.

    Our breakfast program is a great opportunity for you to gather with your colleagues during the AASA conference, as well as hear a presentation from Superintendent Law!

    Event Details
    Date: Friday, February 14, 2020
    Time: 7:30-8:30 am
    Location: Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina | 333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
    Room: Catalina

    An RSVP form will be sent to members in the coming weeks!

    If you have not already registered for the AASA conference, you can find registration materials and information on the AASA website: http://nce.aasa.org/

    🕳 PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

    Click here to view 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.

    🕳 MANAGEMENT CONCERNED FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION (MCPE)

    The 2020 Minnesota Legislative Session convenes on Tuesday, February 11, 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

    🕳 REFERENDUM RESPONSE

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    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.


     

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