• The Richard Green Scholars Program
    is sponsored by MASA's
    valued Business Partner, Cuningham Group Architecture, PA

    cuningham

    MASA's Richard Green Scholars Program 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.

    Each winter, MASA members are invited to submit summary proposals for papers.

    A subcommittee of the MASA Executive Development Committee will select the
    Richard Green Scholar based on the submitted paper proposals.

    The scholarship recipient will be announced at the MASA Spring Conference, and
    the recipient will present his or her paper at the MASA Fall Conference.

    The Richard Green Scholar will receive a recognition plaque, a $1,000 award,
    and conference tuition and lodging for the Fall Conference.

    The Richard Green Scholars Program was named to honor former Minneapolis
    Superintendent Richard R. Green, who modeled innovation and distinction in the
    child-centered practice of exemplary school leadership.

     

    Congratulations to our Award Recipients and their Research!

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    2019

    Dr. Michelle Mortensen, Superintendent, Renville County West Schools

    "Female Superintendent Perceptions of Challenges in Seeking and Serving in the Position of Superintendent of Schools"

     To view Dr. Mortensen's Press Release Click Here
     
    To view Dr. Mortensen's Presentation PPT Click Here
     To view Dr. Mortensen's Paper Click Here

    Recognition and Presentation at the MASA Fall Conference!

    2018

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

    “Effective Universal Instruction: An Action-Oriented Approach to Improving Tier 1”

     To view Dr. Gibbon's Press Release Click Here
     
    To view Dr. Gibbon's Presentation PPT Click Here

    Recognition and Presentation at the MASA Fall Conference!

    2017

    Dr. Jeff Pesta, Superintendent, Kenyon-Wanamingo Public Schools, Recipient

    “Focusing on the Wrong Gap: Achievement or Assimilation?”

    To view Dr. Pesta's Press Release Click Here
    To view Dr. Pesta's Paper Click Here
    To view Dr. Pesta's Presentation PPT Click Here

     
    2016
    Dr. James Johnson, Superintendent, Monticello Schools, Recipient

     
    "An Evaluation of Implementation and Effectiveness of Professional Learning Communities in Minnesota Public Schools"
     
    To view Dr. Johnson's Press Release Click Here
    To view Dr. Johnson's PPT Click Here
    To View Dr. Johnson's Paper Click Here
     
    2015

    Dr. Curt Tryggestad, Superintendent, Eden Prairie Schools

     
    “The Role of the Minnesota Superintendent as a Technology Leader: A Delphi Study”

    To view Dr. Tryggestad's Press Release Click Here
    To view Dr. Tryggestad's PPT Click Here
    To view Dr. Tryggestad's Paper Click Here

     
    2014
    Dr. Heidi Hahn, Director of Special Education, Paul Bunyan Education Cooperative

     
    "Leadership Practices and Their Impact on Teacher Job Satisfaction"

    To view Dr. Hahn's Press Release Click Here
    To view Dr. Hahn's PPT Click Here
    To view Dr. Hahn's Paper Click Here

    2013

    Mr. Aaron Ruhland, Director of Learning and Accountability, Orono Public Schools

    "Educational Adequacy: What do we expect from our schools, at what level, for whom, and at what cost?"

    To view Mr. Ruhland's Press Release Click Here
    To view Mr. Ruhland's Paper Click Here
    To view Mr. Ruhland's PPT Click Here

    2012

    Dr. Wayne Kazmierczak, Assistant Superintendent, Moorhead Area Public Schools

    "Deep Visibility: Meaningful Absence and Presence in the Superintendency"

    To view Dr. Kazmierczak's Press Release Click Here
    To view Dr. Kazmierczak's PPT Click Here
    To view Dr. Kazmierczak's Diagram Click Here

    2011

    Dr. Candace Raskin, Department Chair, Department of Educational Leadership, Minnesota State University, Mankato

    "Barriers & Challenges to Implementing Educational Change"

    To view Dr. Raskin's Press Release Click Here
    To view Dr. Raskin's Paper Click Here 1
    To read Dr. Raskin's PPT Click Here

    2010


    Dr. Mary Ann Nelson, Consultant


    Dr. Mary Ann Nelson consults with K-12/higher education, teaches graduate school  courses and advises education doctoral candidates for a local university. She's a Senior Examiner with Baldrige and a judge with the MN Quality Award. Mary Ann recently served as a Minnesota Department of Education Assistant Commissioner for Academic Excellence and Innovations from 2003-2007

    “An Exploration of School Board-Superintendent Relationships in Minnesota”

    To view Dr. Nelson's Press Release Click Here
    To view Dr. Nelson's 7 page Executive Summary Click Here 

    To view Dr. Nelson's 42 page Executive Summary Click Here
    To view Dr. Nelson's PPT Click Here
    To view Dr. Nelson's Zoomerang Survey Click Here

    2009

    Dr. Jay Haugen, Superintendent of the West Saint Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan School District

    "Clear Goals And Transparent Accountability: A Public Campaign For School Improvement"


    To view Dr. Haugen's Press Release Click Here
    To view Dr. Haugen's Paper Click Here

    To view Dr. Haugen's ppt Click Here 

    2008

    Dr. Karen Orcutt, Superintendent of the Orono Schools

    “Characteristics of Resiliency in Leadership: Implications for Personal and Organizational Coping and Adapting Abilities”


    To view Dr. Orcutt's Press Release Click Here
    To view Dr. Orcutt's Paper Click Here
    To view Dr. Orcutts's PPT Click Here

    2007

    Dr. Mark Wolak, Superintendent, Mahtomedi Schools

    "Advancing Professional Practice for School Superintendents: Linking Effective Research with Effective Implementation"


    To view Dr. Wolak's Paper Click Here

    To view Dr. Wolak's PPT Click Here

    2006

    Dr. Diane J. Rauschenfels, Superintendent, Proctor School

    "Promoting Ethical Educational Leadership"


    To view Dr. Rauschenfels' Press Release Click Here
    To read Dr. Rauschenfels' Paper Click Here

    To view Dr. Rauschenfels' PPT Click Here