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 Summer Newsletter
You can view the new MASA newsletter website at www.mnasanews.org
► Need to fill positions within your district?
For the next three months, the MASA Jobsite is advertising online with the Star Tribune. Get your positions filled by subscribing to the MASA Jobsite today! Visit https://jobsitemnasa.org/
► Looking for a job in education? Visit https://jobsitemnasa.org/
We currently have the following job postings:
28 Administrative Positions
8 Coordinator Positions
12 Early Childhood Positions
48 Elementary Instructional Positions
53 Middle School Instructional Positions
96 High School Instructional Positions
60 "Other" Positions
131 Special Education Positions
9 Support Staff Positions
► MASA Election Results!
Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's election process!
MASA President Elect (2018-19)
David Law, Superintendent, Anoka-Hennepin School District
Region 4 Superintendent Component Group Representative (2018-21)
Doug Froke, Superintendent, Detroit Lakes Public Schools
Region 7 Superintendent Component Group Representative (2018-21)
Kevin Grover, Superintendent, International Falls Schools
Region 9 Metro – Superintendent Component Group Representative (2018-21)
Connie Hayes, Superintendent, NE Metro 916 Intermediate District
Keith Jacobus, Superintendent, South Washington County Schools
Region 9 Metro – Central Office Component Group Representative (2018-21)
John Ward, Assistant Superintendent, Mounds View Public Schools
Retiree Representative (2018-21)
► Save the Date!
School Finance Elections: A Comprehensive Planning Model for Success
MASA and Springsted Incorporated will offer two sessions next year of the popular workshop
Monday, October 8, 2018
Monday, April 8, 2019
9:15 am - 4 pm
at the MASA Building in St. Paul
Based on past workshops, registering a district team is highly recommended to ensure a common understanding.
This is a workshop based on the book of the same title co-authored by our presenter, Dr. Don Lifto. The workshop’s content represents a marriage of research and successful practice, emphasizing systems and strategies rather than specific campaign tactics, allowing school administrators to elevate their thinking to a more comprehensive and long-range vision of election planning. Don has worked with dozens of school districts running operating, bond, and technology elections throughout the US, and is a well-known and respected presenter and author on the topic of finance elections.
Registration will be available this summer. In the meantime, mark your calendar!
► Save the Date!
MDE Back-to-School Conference
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. The episodes will be no longer than fifteen minutes. 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. To view Episodes Click Here
► Sample Some of the MASA ExpertEase Videos!
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! Click here for the entire library!
► Referendum Response
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.