• 2019 MASA Fall Conference

    Each fall, MASA holds their annual conference. The locations of our fall conference alternate between Duluth and Brainerd Minnesota.

    Take some time during the fall to collaborate, reflect on the stories of success, the opportunities provided by a system that is accessible to all, and the great presence of our schools in communities across Minnesota.

    Location: DECC, Duluth, MN


    Sunday, October 6
    Dale E. Jensen Classic Golf Tournament
    Welcome Reception

    Monday-Tuesday, October 7-8
    MASA Fall Conference Program

    2018 MASA Fall Conference Handouts

    Richard Green Scholar Award Recipient Dr. Kim Gibbons
    Effective Universal Instruction: An Action-Oriented Approach to Improving Tier 1

    To view Dr. Gibbon's Presentation PPT Click Here

    Learning in the Digital Age: How do we promote learning while ensuring cyber security?
    presented by
    Steve Buettner, Director of Media and Technology, Edina Public Schools
    Ivar Nelson, Director of Technology, Media, and Information Systems, Hopkins Public Schools
    Anthony Padrnos, Executive Director of Technology, Osseo Area Schools
    PPT: Learning in the Digital Age

    Special Education Funding: What you don't know will cost you
    presented by
    Marcy Doud, Assistant Superintendent, West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area Schools
    Cheryl Johnson, Executive Director, Goodhue County Education District
    Renae Ouillette, Executive Director of Student Services, Lakeville Area Public Schools
    Todd Travis, Director of Special Education, Midwest Special Education Cooperative
    PPT: Special Education PPT

    An Equity Promise for All Students
    presented by
    Chris Lennox, Superintendent, Mounds View Public Schools
    Angie Peschel, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Mounds View Public Schools
    Sam Ribnick, Senior Director, District Management Group
    PPT: An Equity Promise for ALL Students

    Using Social Media to Change the Narrative on Public Education
    presented by
    Andrea Gribble, Owner, #SocialSchool4EDU
    Handout: Response Guide to Negativity on Social Media
    Handout: 100 Ideas for Social Media Posts
    Handout: 50 More Ideas for Social Media Posts

    ALL means ALL: How to effectively change the thinking and doing of the people you lead within one year or less!
    presented by
    Joshua Delich, Principal, Richardson Schools, Texas

    Increasing Employee Engagement Through Better Alignment of Key District Initiatives with Help from Teaching Staff
    presented by
    Bruce Miles, Trainer/Planner, Big River Group
    PPT: Increasing Employee Engagement Through Better Alignment

    Involving Cities, Counties, and Schools in a Community's Education

    presented by
    Todd Meyer, Superintendent, Jackson County Central Schools

    Engaging the Public to Create a Portrait...of a Graduate
    presented by
    Julie Critz, Superintendent, Alexandria Public Schools
    Rick Sansted, Assistant Superintendent, Alexandria Public Schools
    PPT: Portrait of a Graduate

    Meet the World's Best Workforce Legislation
    presented by
    Paul Durand, Superintendent, Rockford Area Schools
    Bonnie Vagasky, Vice President, Educational Programs, BestPrep

    Communicate, Communicate, Communicate: Lessons learned from 40 years in education
    presented by
    Jerry Ness, Superintendent, Fergus Falls Public Schools
    PPT: Communicate, Communicate, Communicate

    Creating a Community of Collaborators: Activities and routines to promote collaboration
    presented by
    Christi Sampson, Manager of School Partnerships, Carnegie Learning

    Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation: Why public schools play an important role and how to address the issue effectively

    presented by
    Allan Bakke, Southwest MN Safe Harbor Regional Navigator, Southwest Crisis Center
    Juli Fast, Youth Program Manager, Southwest Crisis Center
    PPT: Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation

    Leading the Way: Privileging student voices on issues of race and culture in middle and high schools
    presented by
    Alicia Fischer, Principal, St. Cloud Area Schools
    Laurie Putnam, Principal, St. Cloud Area Schools
    Sebastian Witherspoon, Director of Equity Services, St. Cloud Area Schools
    PPT: Leading the Way

    #MeToo: Addressing and responding to claims of sexual harassment
    presented by
    Timothy Sullivan, Shareholder, Attorney, Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, P.A.
    Handout: #MeToo: Addressing and responding to claims of sexual harassment