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 membership supports excellence in professional practice, enhances your leadership network, and provides members with a variety of valuable benefits. Our services include professional learning opportunities, legal assistance, mentoring, legislative advocacy, and association communications. Our staff of experienced, skilled and dedicated individuals serve as a resource to our members.

    MASA is a state affiliate of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA). Our organizations work collectively on educational issues of national importance.

    Learn more about our history


    Past Presidents

    Mission Statement /Bylaws

    As advocates of a world-class education for Minnesota’s learners, MASA’s membersse rve as the leading voice for public education, shape and influence the State and National education agenda, and empower leaders through high quality professional learning, services and support.

    2017-2020 Strategic Plan

    Statement of Beliefs: a formal expression of the Organization’s fundamental values, deep and abiding convictions, non-negotiable ethical principles and moral imperatives.

    Association Leaders

    MASA Board of Directors

    MASA Standing Committees

    MN AASA Governing Board

    Gary M. Amoroso, Ph.D., Executive Director 

    Email: gamoroso@mnasa.org
    Direct Line: 651-645-6869
    Cell Phone: 651-319-1211

    Dr. Gary M. Amoroso has been serving as MASA’s Executive Director since 2011.  Per the direction of the MASA Board of Directors, he has worked to expand partnerships with organizations within the education arena as well those outside of education to create new partnerships which serve to benefit the children of Minnesota.  Under Dr. Amoroso’s leadership, MASA adopted a strategic plan in 2011 that truly articulates the future direction of the organization.  The strategic plan was most recently updated in 2017 and continues to serve as the guide for the areas of emphasis for MASA staff and members.

    Mia Urick, Director of Professional Learning

    Email: urickm@mnasa.org
    Direct Line: 651-645-7231
    Mia Urick leads communication and professional learning initiatives for MASA amd MASE (Minnesota Administrators for Special Education.)

    She provides leadership for the staff and facilitates several member committees.



    Associate for Accounting
    and Events
    Stephanie Kastanos
    Email: schaefe@mnasa.org
    Direct Line: 651-251-0314

    Associate for Leadership Support, Website and Jobsite
    Jeanna Vohnoutka
    Direct Line: 651-789-4062

    Associate Membership and
    Data Management
    Deb Larson
    Email: members@mnasa.org
    Direct Line: 651-789-4063

    Associate for Leadership Support and Communications
    Dave Christians
    Email: dchristians@mnasa.org
    Direct Line: 651-789-4061