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.
🕳 David Law selected as the 2020 Minnesota Superintendent of the Year
(St. Paul, MN) – The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) has named David Law, Superintendent of the Anoka-Hennepin School District, the 2020 Minnesota Superintendent of the Year. As the Minnesota honoree, Law is a candidate among other state recipients for National Superintendent of the Year, to be announced during the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) National Conference on Education, February 13–15, 2020 in San Diego, CA. Law 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
🕳 Current Superintendent Searches
Detroit Lakes Public Schools: Application Deadline January 20, 2020
Freshwater Education District: Application Deadline November 22, 2019
Grand Rapids and Bigfork Schools: Application Deadline January 17, 2020
Hastings Public Schools: Application Deadline November 4, 2019
Hermantown Community Schools: Coming Soon!
Redwood Area Schools: Application Deadline, December 2, 2019
St. Clair School: Application Deadline, January 10, 2020
Do you wish to explore professional practice as a Minnesota School Superintendent?
🕳 2020 Minnesota Aspiring Superintendents’ Academy
A partnership among
Application Deadline is December 4, 2019.
Participation will be limited, and 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 step would be 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.
All sessions are located at the MASA Building in St. Paul.
Cost to participants is just $1,000 per person. Fees include program, materials, refreshments, light breakfasts, and lunches during the sessions. Participants are responsible for travel and lodging. We have secured a discounted lodging rate at several area hotels.
For more information, please see: https://aasa.org/aspiring-minnesota.aspx
To apply: https://aasa.org/form.aspx?ekfrm=38032 Application Deadline is December 4, 2019.
Please share this information with anyone you feel might be interested. Thank you.
🕳 SAVE THE DATE! 2020 AASA MN State Breakfast
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!
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/
🕳 HAVE YOU RENEWED YOUR MASA ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP THIS YEAR?
Please click here to view our membership directory. If your name is not listed, we have not received your membership renewal as of October 22, 2019.
🕳 2019 MASA Fall Conference Handouts Available
🕳 NEW MASA PODCASTS
Episode 32: Changing the Conversation #2: Deeper Teaching
by Jane Sigford
Published: October, 2019
To change the conversation from an accountability mindset, we must focus on other fundamental aspects of education. First of all, education is about deeper learning for all which was the subject of the first podcast in this Changing the Conversation series. To have deeper learning, one must have deeper teaching which is the subject of this podcast. The third in the series will be about Learning Leaders. This particular podcast describes a deeper teacher and what they do differently. Reinstating deeper teaching gives us permission to once again marry the art and skill of effective teaching which means that all students have deeper learning.
🕳 MASA FALL NEWSLETTER
You can view the MASA newsletter website at www.mnasanews.org/latest-edition
On the newsletter homepage you can view the most recent articles on various topics - or you can click “Latest Edition” using the menu bar at the top of the page to see only the articles that have been published for the fall newsletter.
🕳 Symposium of Women Educational Leaders (SWEL)
Women Educational Leaders!! We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2019 Symposium of Women Educational Leaders (SWEL). This year's SWEL will be held at Bethel University on November 14th, 2019. We have an exciting line-up of speakers and topics to motivate and inspire you! On behalf of the SWEL Planning Committee, we thank you for considering attending this year's symposium. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to email me at email@example.com.
To register for this year's SWEL: SWEL 2019 Registration Form
To learn more about 2019 SWEL: SWEL 2019 Information
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Executive Development Committee
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM Nominating Committee Meeting
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Great Start Cohort - Session 5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Great Start Cohort - Session 6