• RECOGNITION

    AWARD APPLAUSE

    Each year, MASA provides an opportunity to recognize outstanding members who are dedicated leaders and advocates for children and Minnesota education.

    We encourage you to consider nominating yourself or a colleague for recognition.
     
    Nominate someone who you feel reflects the qualities of a leader who is committed to education and who is an exemplary representative of MASA.

     

     
     

    DSA

    (due mid January)

    The nominee of this award will have a positive history/association with MN public education. The recipient will have contributed/participated in activities that improve Minnesota's public education system on a statewide basis and have a reputation as a person that willingly goes the extra mile. This award is presented at the MASA Spring Conference.


     

     

    2018 Recipient

    Governor
    Mark Dayton


    Press Release
     
    Recognition at the Annual Spring Conference

    Past Recipients

    KAY J


    (due mid January)

    The nominee of this award must be an active or associate female member of MASA, must have demonstrated the attributes of leadership and involvement in MASA and other educational organizations as did Kay E. Jacobs. This award is presented at the Annual Spring Conference.

     

    2018 Recipient

    Julia Espe,
    Superintendent, Princeton Public Schools

     
    Recognition at the Annual Spring Conference

    OUTSTANDING



    (due mid January)

    The nominees of this award must be non-superintendent MASA members who are Central Office Administrators exhibiting a willingness to risk, possess strong communication skills, are progressive change agents and who have high expectations for self and others. Two awards will be presented annually, one from greater MN and one from the metro area. This award is presented at the MASA Spring Conference.


    2018 Outstanding Central Office Administrator

    Metro Recipient 


    Doug Johnson, Director of Technology, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District

    Press Release

     
    Recognition at the Annual Spring Conference
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    2018 Outstanding Central Office Administrator

    Greater Minnesota Recipient


    Jean Duffy, Ass't. Superintendent, Becker Public Schools

     
    Recognition at the Annual Spring Conference

    POLARIS

    (due mid January)

    The nominee of this award must be a current active or associate member of MASA, an exemplary school leader with twenty or more years of administrative experience. This award is presented at the MASA Fall Conference. 

     

    2018 Recipient

    Lynne Kovash, MASA Retiree, Retired Superintendent, Moorhead Area Public Schools

     
    Recognition at the Annual Fall Conference

    RICHARD

    (due March 1)

    This award honors the scholarly work and professional development of Minnesota school leaders through the award of an annual recognition for the research, writing and presentation of one paper reflecting the practice of excellent school leadership. 

     

    2018 Recipient

    Kim Gibbons, Director of the Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement (CAREI) at the University of Minnesota

    Press Release


    Recognition at the Annual Fall Conference

    SOY

    (posted on the MASA Website first week of June; Nominations due August 1)


    The recipient is selected by a panel of representatives convened by MASA from a variety of Minnesota education organizations.  Each candidate is judged 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.


    2018 Recipient


    Deb Henton
    Superintendent
    North Branch Area Schools

     
     
    Recognition will be held at the Spring Conference

     
    REG ADMIN
     

    (due date determined by each region, but no later than February 1)

    This award honors an administrator annually from each of the nine MASA regions. The nominee must have provided service to MASA through their active participation in a MASA district, regional and state organizational and/or leadership functions and activities, demonstrated active involvement in educational and community affairs, be regarded as a role model by MASA colleagues and be a practicing administrator and a member of MASA.

     

    2018
    MASA Administrators
    of Excellence

    Region 1: Mark Matuska, Superintendent, Kasson-Mantorville Public Schools

    Region 2: Becky Cselovszki, Superintendent, St. James Public Schools

    Region 3: Cliff Carmody, Executive Director, SWWC Service Cooperative

    Region 4: Rick Bleichner, Superintendent, Herman-Norcross Community Schools

    Region 5: Stephen Jones, Superintendent, Little Falls Community Schools

    Region 6: Robert Huot, Superintendent, Paynesville Area Schools

    Region 7: John Klarich, Superintendent, Mountain Iron-Buhl Public School

    Region 8: Mike Kolness, Superintendent, East Grand Forks Public Schools

    Region 9: Peggy Flathmann, Superintendent, Fridley Public Schools

     

    Recognition at the Annual Spring Conference
     

    Past Recipients


    YEARS OF
     

    Members who have completed 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 or 45 years of administrative service and five years as MASA members may receive service pins.

    Eligibility years are counted as school fiscal years. If you qualify for both a superintendent pin and an administrator pin in the same year, you may get both.

    This recognition form is included in the Fall Conference Registration.

     

     

     

     

     

    Recognition at the Annual Fall Conference