Past Polaris Leadership Award Recipients:

    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.

      2020 Jeff Olson, Superintendent, Saint Peter Public Schools
      2019 Gerald Ness, Superintendent, Fergus Falls Public Schools
      2018 Lynne Kovash, MASA Retiree, Retired Superintendent, Moorhead Area Public Schools
      2017 Karen Orcutt, Superintendent, Orono Public Schools
      2016 James Hess, Superintendent, Bemidji Area Schools
      2015 Chris Richardson, Superintendent, Northfield Public Schools
      2014 Jerald Nesland, Executive Director, Freshwater Education District
      2013 Ric Dressen, Superintendent, Edina Public Schools
      2012 Wendy Shannon, Retired Superintendent, Byron Public Schools
      2011 Jack Almos, Retired Superintendent, Hinckley-Finlayson Public Schools
      2010 Harold Remme, Superintendent, New Ulm Public Schools
      2009 Greg Vandal, Superintendent, Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools
      2008 Roger Giroux, Superintendent, Anoka-Hennepin School District