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...

    MASA/MASE 2019-2020 CALENDAR



    Visit the "MEMBERS ONLY" page to find the following information:

    Member Directory, A Day with John McKnight, Adopted Board Minutes, Background Checks, Bylaws, Contracts for Special Education, Contracts for Superintendent, Entry Plan, Evaluation Resource Guide for Superintendents, Freeze Language, Legal Information, Licensing, Principal's Evaluation, Professional Assistance Team [P.A.T.], Reporting Calendar for Districts, Strategic Vision Survey Results


  • 🕳 COVID-19 Information and Resources

    In the interest of archiving a chronological list of available resources for our members, MASA and MASE are collaborating to provide resource pages online. We will post information as we receive it, in chronological order with the most recent information first. We will monitor the situation continuously and update this information as we receive it. Please contact the MASA/MASE team if you have questions or concerns.

    Visit https://www.mnasa.org/Page/164 or click the COVID-19 tab above.

    🕳 At the Capitol...

    March 23, 2020
    The House and Senate convened Thursday, using extraordinary measures to maintain social distancing to pass a $330 million package to address the second wave of COVID-19 concerns. Read More

    🕳 Notice! Free resources during the pandemic

    Following you will find a link to a list of educational companies offering free resources during the pandemic. Click Here

    🕳 MASA/MASE Spring Conference Handouts Available 

    Click here to view our spring conference handouts

    🕳 Bits 'n Pieces

    by Shari Prest

    Covid-19 Communications
    People are stunned (
    that could never happen here!) and confused (multiple mixed messages) by the pandemic the world is experiencing. Covid-19 presents a new way of teaching for most educators and an evolving way of learning for students. It is crucial that School District leaders develop and disseminate a communication plan outlining expectations for principals, teachers, students, and parents. To read more, click here.

    🕳 At the Capitol...

    March 17, 2020
    The Legislature has adjourned until April 14 due to COVID-19

    🕳 2020 Superintendent Searches

    Adrian Public Schools: Application Deadline April 14, 2020
    Alexandria Schools: Filled by Ass't. Superintendent Rick Sansted
    Big Lake Schools: Filled by Superintendent Tim Truebenbach
    Deer River Schools: Application Deadline April 18, 2020

    Columbia Heights Schools: Filled by Superintendent Zena Stenvik
    Detroit Lakes Public Schools: Filled by Principal Mark Jenson
    Duluth Public Schools: Filled by Associate Superintendent, John Magas 

    Eastern Carver County Schools: Application Deadline April 25, 2020
    Farmington Area Schools: Application Process Completed
    Fillmore Central Schools: Filled by Principal Heath Olstad
    Freshwater Education District: Filled by Director Rice Weber
    Grand Rapids and Bigfork Schools: Filled by Superintendent Matt Grose

    Hastings Public Schools: Application Process Completed
    Henning Public Schools: Application Process Completed
    Hermantown Community Schools: Principal Wayne Whitwam
    Kelliher School District: Application Process Completed
    Kenyon-Wanamingo School District: Application Deadline April 3, 2020
    Lewiston-Altura School District: Application Process Completed

    Maple Lake Schools: Application Process Completed
    McGregor School District: Application Deadline April 13, 2020

    Minnewaska Area Schools: TBD
    Moose Lake Community Schools: Application Process Completed
    Mora Public Schools: Application Process Completed
    North Branch Area Schools: Application Process Completed
    Nicollet Public School District: Application Process Completed
    Ortonville Public Schools: Filled by Principal Corey Larson
    Pine River-Backus Schools: Application Deadline April 26, 2020
    Redwood Area Schools: Application Process Completed

    Rockford Area Schools: Application Deadline March 26, 2020
    Saint Peter Public Schools: Filled by Superintendent Bill Gronseth
    Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools: Filled by Superintendent Bradley Bergstrom

    St. Clair Schools: Filled by Superintendent Tim Collins
    St. James School: Application Process Completed
    Thief River Falls: Application Deadline April 27, 2020
    Tri-City United: Application Process Completed
    Warren-Alvarado-Oslo: TBD

    Waseca Public Schools: Filled by Director Eric Hudspith

    🕳 MASA Board: Officer Election Information

    Click Here to Read Candidate Information

    🕳 Dr. Deb Henton Selected as Incoming MASA Executive Director

    The MASA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb Henton has been selected to succeed Dr. Gary Amoroso as the next MASA Executive Director, starting July 1, 2020.  Deb brings a wealth of experience to this role, including her work as an administrator in rural, urban, and suburban public school districts.  Deb currently serves as the Superintendent of the North Branch Area Public Schools and she is the 2019-2020 MASA Past President.
    An active MASA member, Deb has served for multiple years on the MASA Professional Assistance Team.  She has led the MASA Legislative Committee and has lobbied on behalf of public education at both the state and federal levels.  Deb is a longstanding member of the MASA Foundation Board of Directors.  She is also actively involved with Schools for Equity in Education, the Board of School Administrators (of which she is the current chair), and Resource Training and Solutions. 
    "I am honored and excited to be the next Executive Director of MASA whose members serve as the leading voice for public education in the state of Minnesota,” Deb says. "MASA has a solid foundation and outstanding history of advocacy on education issues of state and national importance. I look forward to supporting the professional needs of the membership, collaborating with our business partners, working to advance equity in public education for all students, and building upon the many successful efforts of the past.”
    Deb's many honors include 2018 Minnesota Superintendent of the Year, 2015 Administrator of Excellence for MASA’s Region 6, and the 2014 MASA Kay E. Jacobs Memorial Award. She was named the 2011 eSchool News Tech-Savvy Superintendent and the 2013 Outstanding Service Award recipient from the Minnesota Service Cooperatives.
    MASA is excited to welcome Deb to this important role serving the MASA mission, and we are grateful for her willingness to lead.

    Deb Henton's Press Release

    🕳 Support the 2020 Legislative Session and Join MCPE!

    During the legislative sessions, MASA will once again be at the capitol representing YOU!  MASA is committed to providing an excellent effort of influencing lawmakers in the support of educational leaders. “It Takes All of Us” to do this, and we need your support.

    MCPE is MASA’s political action committee and is independent of any state or national political party. MASA’s regular revenue dollars (such as dues) cannot be used for lobbying, yet political activities are extremely important in influencing the policymaking process. Our lobbyists may have to pay to attend the various functions of the two major political parties, therefore, funds from the MCPE allow us to have access to our policymakers.

    All MASA members should join! Help MASA to carry out its legislative goals which can not be accomplished without YOUR support.

    Click here for more information and support MASA by joining!

    or send your personal check to:
                   c/o MASA
                   1884 Como Avenue
                     St. Paul, MN 55108

    🕳 School Tax Elections: Planning for Success in the New Normal

    Due to the challenges of COVID-19, the workshop, “School Tax Elections: Planning for Success in the New Normal” is canceled. We will try to reschedule at later date.

    Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    🕳 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.



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