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  • ►Applications are open for the 2018!
                   The application deadline is October 20.

    Minnesota Aspiring Superintendents’ Academy

    A partnership among
    The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA)
    The American Association of School Administrators (AASA) and
    National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA)
    The Minnesota Aspiring Superintendents’ Academy provides a rich, collegial cohort opportunity for school leaders who wish to become Minnesota School Superintendents. The Academy focuses on developing a professional practice in the superintendency that is grounded in evidence-based knowledge, skills, and dispositions that contribute to successful capstone leadership. Sessions are taught by experienced, effective school leaders and each participant will be paired with a coach for guidance during the cohort and beyond.
    Participation will be limited to 30; applications will be screened for the highest quality candidates.  Those selected for participation in the program will be outstanding, high-performing leaders whose next logical career moves would be to the superintendency. This program will support transition into the first position as superintendent and each participant will receive a certificate of completion. Please note that this is not a licensure program.
    The Academy includes 10 Content Days in 5 sessions and will include additional opportunities for personalized learning. Every participant will complete a skill assessment as part of the orientation process and will have an individual learning plan to guide their learning.
    All sessions are located at the MASA Building in St. Paul. The cost to participants is $1,000 per person. Fees include program, materials, refreshments, and meals during the sessions.  Participants are responsible for travel and lodging. We have secured a discounted lodging rate at several area hotels. The program is offered at this affordable cost due to the support of NJPA and AASA.
    2018 Dates (all sessions are Friday – Saturday):
        • January 19-20
        • March 16-17
        • May 18-19
        • September 14-15
        • November 9-10

    Apply online at:  http://aasa.org/form.aspx?ekfrm=38032

    The application deadline is October 20.



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    MASA 2017 Fall Conference

    Click Here to Register

    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!


    MASA Foundation - Order Your Dale G. Jensen Classic Wind Shirt!

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    Whether or not you are a golfer, you will want to support the MASA Foundation by sporting a Dale G. Jensen Classic Wind Shirt. They are great for the golf course and whenever a light jacket is just the right thing. Whether you are golfing or not, you will find this information within the golf registration link by clicking here


    MASA Membership Directories now available!


    Don't miss out on all MESPA, MDE, and MASA have to offer for PreK-3 Professional Development



    golf tee Register for the Dale G. Jensen Classic Golf Tournament!

    Start your conference experience by supporting a great cause. The Dale G. Jensen Classic Golf Tournament benefitting the MASA Foundation will be held this year at the beautiful Enger Park Golf Course in Duluth. The golf tournament supports the work of the MASA Foundation (a 501(c)(3) organization), providing leadership development for Minnesota’s school leaders and supporting the field of school administration. Deadline for registration is Monday, September 18th  Click here to register

    •  Whether or not you are a golfer, you will want to support the MASA Foundation by sporting a Dale G. Jensen Classic Wind Shirt. They are great for the golf course and whenever a light jacket is just the right thing. Order yours by September 8th and we will have it for you at the conference. Whether you are golfing or not, you will find this information within the golf registration link above.

    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.


    2017 MASA Fall Conference Exhibitor Registration

    October 1st – 3rd
    Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, Duluth, MN
    Registration Deadline: Wed, August 23, 2017

    2017-2018 MASA Standing Committees
     Register for the 17-18 Great Start Cohort

    Wednesday, August 09, 2017-Wednesday, March 07, 2018
    Various Locations

    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 (GSC), 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.
    Thank you to Springsted
    for their continued sponsorship

     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.