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.
► Plan to Attend "At Ruth's Table
Plan to attend At Ruth’s* Table, an annual conversation among practicing and aspiring education leaders who are women.
At Ruth’s Table is an opportunity for education leaders who are women to gather for learning, networking and idea sharing. Each practicing education leader is encouraged to bring a guest who is a woman considering a career in education leadership. Let’s build our community of women who are excellent education leaders!
Whether or not you are attending the MASA/MASE Spring Conference, please register for this additional conference event on the conference registration form by clicking here. Ruth’s Table is offered at the low price of $39 per person due to the generous support of Kraus-Anderson Construction Company.
*Ruth Randall was Minnesota’s first female Commissioner of Education, appointed by Governor Rudy Perpich in 1983. This event is named in her honor.
► 2018 MASA/MASE Spring Conference Registration
March 8-9 • Minneapolis Marriott Northwest • Brooklyn Park, MN
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 spring and explore how each of us can personalize our leadership learning!
► MASA/MASE Spring Conference Exhibitor Registration
Sign-up today to be an exhibitor at the 2018 MASA/MASE Spring Conference!
►Richard Green Scholar Proposals due March 1
A Call for Proposals with submission details is available on HERE. The proposal process has been designed to provide adequate information for the selection committee while being considerate of the time limitations of busy administrators. The deadline for submitting his year’s proposals is March 1, 2018
► Save the Date!
► Congratulations to the 2018 MASA Award Recipients!
Polaris Leadership Award
Distinguished Service Award
Kay E. Jacobs Award
Region 9 (Metro) Recipient:
► 2018 MASA Board of Directors Election Nominees
Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for the open seats on the MASA Board of Directors!
Here are your nominees for the open leadership seats on the board:
Region 4 Superintendent Component Group Representative
Region 6 Superintendent Component Group Representative
Regions 1-8 – Greater MN – Special Education Component Group Representative
Retiree Representative (one seat open)
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.