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.


    MASA ~ Who we are...

    (printable • as of April 3, 2019)


  • 🕳  MASA AT THE CAPITOL - FY 20 & 21 - E-12 Look Up Table by District

    Keep informed with our Legislative Updates by clicking here.


    When: Monday, June 17, 1 -3 pm

    Where: MASA Office • 1884 Como Avenue • St. Paul, MN 55337 (for map and directions click here)

    MASA will be hosting a focus group, facilitated by MASA President Deb Henton, Superintendent of the North Branch Area Schools. Virtual meeting will also be available. We will send the virtual link to those indicating they wish to participate that way.
    Our agenda will focus on how we can support women who are currently in the superintendent role. Your thoughts, hopes, and ideas are so important to this work. Please attend, in person or virtually, if you can. If you are not able to attend and wish to send your thoughts, you can do that by contacting us or by adding your thoughts to the RSVP form below.
    Please let us know whether or not you are able to attend the focus group by clicking here.
    Please respond by Monday, June 3.


    The Minnesota Department of Education
    in partnership with
    the Minnesota Association of School Administrators
    invites you to attend the annual

    MDE Back to School Conference:
    Servant Leaders ~ Each Student, Every Day

    Lead through service and serve through leadership.

    August 6-7, 2019  •  Minneapolis Marriott Northwest

    Plan to bring your leadership team!

    The Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership says, “A servant-leader focuses primarily on the growth and well-being of people and the communities to which they belong. While traditional leadership generally involves the accumulation and exercise of power by one at the “top of the pyramid,” servant leadership is different. The servant-leader shares power, puts the needs of others first and helps people develop and perform as highly as possible.” Make plans to join us for the 2019 MDE/MASA Back to School Conference, August 6-7 at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest and start the new school year with exploration and reflection on how we all can share the responsibility of delivering excellence in our education systems for each student, every day. Bring a team and benefit from the chance to discuss how what you are learning impacts your own district. The conference follows the MSBA Summer Seminar, and our new superintendents will want to stay on Wednesday afternoon for our first session of the Great Start Cohort.

    MSBA/MASA Lodging Information:

    Start date: 8/2/19
    End date: 8/10/19
    Last day to book: 7/17/19 

    Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate: 

    • Minneapolis Marriott Northwest  for $141.00 per night
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi

    Book your group rate for MSBA/MASA

    🕳  MASA PODCAST - Views and Voice
    by Jane Sigford Year Published

    The idea for this podcast originated with the MASA Professional Development Committee and the Board of Directors, who indicated a desire to “hear from our members.” The podcast format was chosen specifically to be presented in manageable time increments, available on-demand, and would represent all members throughout the state (including all regions and component groups). The podcast is an audio platform, giving you flexibility in how and when you would like to listen. We will engage the region leaders in identifying topics and thought leaders to insure statewide representation.

    MASA is grateful to our online convener and podcaster, Dr. Jane Sigford, who has volunteered her services for this initiative. Jane is an MASA retiree and loves nothing more than challenging us (and herself) to think, create, and share ideas. Click Here to View/Listen/Learn

    NEW PODCAST - APRIL 19, 2019

    Enhance your learning -- spark a conversation! Some of the Views and Voice podcasts will include a set of discussion questions that can be used with groups or for your own reflection. Looking for a great PD resource? Share the podcast link and the questions and see what other think. Great for face-to-face or social media. What are YOUR views? Let’s hear your voice!

    Episode 24: Personalized Learning, Standards-Based Grading, Redesigning Professional Development...

    Click Here to Listen

    Steve Jones, Superintendent of Little Falls Community Schools, talks about their work toward personalized learning, standards-based grading, redesigning professional development, and offering different career pathways for students. In addition, Steve has a working relationship with community businesses that profits both businesses and the schools. His educational philosophy has led him to concentrate on relationships with students, families, and the community. It seems that there is a climate in Little Falls that encourages innovation and yet keeps what has worked in the past to create a new future.

    CC - Closed captioning is available for this episode.

    Discussion Paper


    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.


    *NEW - Claiming Your Place At The Fire: Living The Second Half of Your Life On Purpose
    by Leider & Shapiro
    Year Published: 2004


    For More Information Visit the MASA Jobsite Here


    8 Ada-Borup Completed Business Manager Aaron McLain Cook
    5 Aitkin Public Schools Completed Ass't. Principal Dan Sifter
    8 Bagley Schools Completed Superintendent Erich Heise
    4 Barnesville Public Schools Completed Director of Finance and HR Jon Ellerbusch
    7 Barnum Public Schools In process  
    4 Battle Lake Public School 4/22/19  
    6 Becker Public Schools Completed Superintendent Jeremy Schmidt
    1 Blooming Prairie Public Schools Completed Principal Chris Staloch
    2 Blue Earth Area Schools Completed Superintendent Mandy Fletcher
    3 Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart
    Completed IA Superintendent William (Bill) Thompson
    9 Burnsville-Eagan-Savage District Completed Associate Superintendent Theresa Battle
    1 Cannon Falls Area Schools In process  
    3 Cedar Mountain Schools Completed Ass't. Principal Rob Brandl
    9 Central Schools - Norwood Completed Principal Timothy Schochenmaier
    3 Dawson Boyd Schools
    In process  
    7 Ely Public Schools 4/29/2019  
    4 Fergus Falls Public Schools Completed Superintendent Jeff Drake
    8 Fosston School District In process  
    2 GHEC Public Schools 4/22/19  
    1 Goodhue Public School Completed Superintendent Evan Gough
    4 Hancock Public Schools Completed Superintendent Paul Carlson
    3 Hendricks Public School TBD  
    7 Hibbing Public Schools In process  
    3 Jackson County Central 4/8/19  
    2 Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton
    In process Principal Kurt Stumpf
    4 Lake Park Audubon District Completed Principal Paula Henry
    3 Lester Prairie 4/29/19  
    3 Lynd Public Schools Completed Superintendent Robert Tews
    2 Mankato Area Public Schools 4/15/19  
    4 Morris Area Schools Completed Superintendent Troy Ferguson
    3 New London-Spicer Schools Completed Superintendent Bill Adams
    2 Nicollet Public Schools TBD  
    5 Northland Community Schools Completed Superintendent Patrick Rendle
    9 Osseo Area Schools Completed Assoc. Superintendent Cory McIntyre
    3 Red Rock Central Schools In process S.D. Superintendent Todd Lee
    8 Roseau Community Schools 4/22/19  
    1 Rushford-Peterson Schools Completed Superintendent Jon Thompson
    9 St. Francis School District Completed Superintendent Beth Giese
    5 Staples-Motley School District Completed Shane Tappe
    1 Triton Public Schools Completed Principal Craig Schlichting
    8 Warroad Public Schools Completed Superintendent Shawn Yates
    1 Winona Area Schools 4/29/2019  



    Click here for the entire library

    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!


    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

    Join MCPE by clicking here

                   or send your personal check to

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


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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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