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 Call for Presentations!
Due Monday, July 24, 2017
The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) is inviting nominations for the 2018 Minnesota Superintendent of the Year. The recipient of this prestigious award will be a candidate among other state winners for National Superintendent of the Year. The 2018 AASA National Superintendent of the Year will be announced at the AASA National Conference on Education in Nashville, February 15-17, 2018.
The program pays tribute to the talent and vision of the men and women who lead our state’s public schools. Any superintendent, chancellor or top leader of a school system in Minnesota who plans to continue in the profession may be nominated. This program is designed to recognize the outstanding leadership of active, front-line superintendents.
Each candidate is assessed on the following criteria:
· Leadership for Learning – creativity in successfully meeting the needs of students in his or her school system.
· Communication – strength in both personal and organizational communication.
· Professionalism – constant improvement of administrative knowledge and skills, while providing professional development opportunities and motivation to others on the education team.
· Community Involvement – active participation in local community activities and an understanding of regional, national and international issues.
The nomination deadline is Aug. 1, 2017.
Please nominate your superintendent at http://soy.aasa.org
Questions? Please contact Jeanna Vohnoutka @ 651-789-4062
|► Register for the Annual MDE Back-to-School Conference|
The Minnesota Department of Education
with the Minnesota Association of School Administrators
invites you to plan to attend the annual
Back to School Professional Learning Event:
ESSA Implementation Conference
August 8-9, 2017
Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
Our keynote speakers will address leading excellent systems supporting success for all students. Dr. Sharon Griffin will share her story of innovative school turnaround in the Shelby County Schools in Memphis, Tennessee. David and Jonah Stillman, a father and son team, will present their research on Gen Z, and each participant will receive a copy of their new book, Gen Z @ Work. We will also hear from our own leaders in a variety of sessions that will inform and inspire your leadership in the context of Minnesota’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Plan, as you prepare for the upcoming year.
ESSA, signed into law in December, 2015, is the newest version of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act and replaces No Child Left Behind. Minnesota’s State Plan for Implementing ESSA will be finalized this summer and will be available for public comment during August, 2017. The Plan will be submitted to the US Department of Education this coming September, so our August conference dates will be well-timed for a rich discussion on implementation.
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.
To find more information and to register click here
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►Save the Date!
MASA Fall Conference 2017
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!