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    A Message from Executive Director Gary Amoroso

     

    Whether you are new administrator or a seasoned leader, I would personally like to encourage you to become (or remain) an active member of the Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA). Our organization represents more than 900 educational administrators throughout Minnesota.

    To meet the individualized needs of our members, MASA provides a multi-tiered professional learning platform featuring a variety of conferences, workshops, and online learning. In addition to professional learning opportunities, we offer consulting and mentoring, legislative advocacy, and legal assistance when necessary. Most importantly, MASA provides our members with a professional network of colleagues.

    As one of the strongest voices for public education, MASA has a solid and collaborative working relationship with state and federal policy makers, state department officials and other educational associations. Together, we work to promote progressive ideas to improve our schools. MASA members serve in advisory capacities to top officials in our Department of Education and our organization has strong links to many of the businesses that serve public education in Minnesota.

    Our national organization, the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), is a compelling voice for public education in Washington D.C., and provides a variety of valuable member resources. MASA members who also join AASA enjoy the security of a $1 million dollar professional liability insurance policy as well as an enhanced level of legal support.

     
     

     

    Membership Options for 2019-2020

    MASA MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS:

    MASA Active $845.00
    An MASA Active Member can be any person who is a superintendent or central office administrator, in a public, private or parochial school system or regional, cooperative, or state agency. Membership benefits include the right to vote, the right to hold elected office, and to lead or serve on committees.

    Membership benefits include:

    • Right to Vote
    • Right to Hold Elected Office
    • Opportunity to Influence Change through Committee Participation
    • Opportunity for Networking
    • Ongoing Professional Assistance
    • Fall & Spring Statewide Conferences
    • Great Start New Leaders Training
    • Professional Development with Continuing Education Units
    • Legislative Platform and Advocacy
    • Representation on Task Forces and Statewide Committees
    • Regular E-Mail Communications
    • Leaders Forum Quarterly Online Newsletter
    • Weekly E-news Update
    • Access to Sample Documents, such as Policies and Contracts
    • MASA Web Site With Access to “Members Only” Section
    • Online Access to Member Directory
    • Take 5 Executive Director Blog
    • Legal Consultation and Defense Protection
    • Executive Director Consultation
    • Personal Contract Review Services
    • $3,000 Life Insurance Coverage

    MASA Service $545.00
    An MASA Service Member is any instructor or administrator in a teacher or educational administration training program or any staff person in the Minnesota Department of Education. Service members receive all the benefits and services of MASA active membership.

    MASA Student $60.00
    An MASA Student Member is any person who is a full time graduate student enrolled in an educational administration program and is not eligible for active membership. MASA Student Members receive all publications and access to conferences at member rates. This is a Non-Voting Membership. No further benefits or services of MASA are provided.

    MASA Persons on Leave/Intern $175.00
    An MASA On Leave Member is any member who is on professional leave from a full-time administrative position, or who is serving as a full time intern will receive all benefits of an MASA Active member except for voting and legal benefits.

    However, years of on-leave status counts towards your years of continuous membership for legal benefits if you return to an MASA Active membership status.

    MASA Subscription $60.00
    Non-Voting Membership. A subscription only member is any individual or organization wishing to receive the MASA newsletter and weekly email communications. No further benefits or services of MASA are provided.

    MASA/MASE JOINT MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS:

    MASE Active + MASA Active $1175.00
    MASE Active + MASA Active Members typically elect the MASA Special Ed. Component Group but are free to choose whichever component group you would like. This is a voting membership in both organizations and provides the Active Member benefits of both MASE and MASA.

    An MASA Active Member can be any person who is a superintendent or central office administrator, in a public, private or parochial school system or regional, cooperative, or state agency.

    MASE Active Membership is open to any person who is licensed or employed as an administrator for special education or former administrator currently employed in another capacity serving children with disabilities. Active Membership includes the Director of Special Education of record, Assistant Directors of Special Education, Special Education Coordinators and other persons on administrative contract who oversee, direct, supervise or coordinate a program, school or classes for special education as a primary job responsibility.

    MASA Active + MASE Associate $968.00
    This membership is nonvoting in MASE, but voting in MASA and provides the member benefits of the MASA Active and MASE Associate memberships.

    An MASA Active Member can be any person who is a superintendent or central office administrator, in a public, private or parochial school system or regional, cooperative, or state agency.

    MASE Associate Membership is open to any person in Minnesota who oversees, directs, coordinates or serves as a lead teacher for a program, school or classes for special education as a major job responsibility; and is employed as a “teacher on special assignment” (TOSA) or similar non-administrative contract arrangement. Persons with
    this membership do not have as a duty to evaluate staff.

    MASE Associate Membership is also open to any person in Minnesota who is actively engaged in or associated with any phase of special education leadership, but who does not qualify for Active membership. Associate Membership includes college faculty members whose major responsibility is the professional preparation of administrators for special education, professional special education staff employed by the MN Department of Education, and general education administrators who serve in a public or private school, district, cooperative, regional, state, or other administrative unit.

    ADD ON ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS:

    AASA Administrator $460.00
    Our national organization, the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), is a compelling voice for public education in Washington D.C., and provides a variety of valuable member resources for MASA Active members

    This membership is for superintendents, although assistant and deputy superintendents are welcomed. Members in this category receive all AASA benefits and services, including:

    • Legal Support Program ($1M individual professional liability coverage/up to $20K for job protection defense claims based on continuous years of membership, $500 deductible, effective 7/1/18)
    • Member discount when registering for AASA meetings, conferences and more.
    • Active AASA members are eligible to vote and to hold elected office.

    AASA College Professor $204.00
    Our national organization, the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), is a compelling voice for public education in Washington D.C., and provides a variety of valuable member resources for MASA Active members. This membership is for professors of educational administration and/or supervision who are NOT currently employed in full-time school administration. Members in this category:

    • Are eligible to vote and hold elected office.
    • Are NOT eligible to receive legal support from AASA.

    MASA RETIREE MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS:

    MASA Retiree Basic $34.00
    A retired member of MASA is any active member who retires from their full-time administrative position. This is a Non-Voting Membership. Membership benefits include MASA information/communications and committee participation.

    MASA Retiree Basic + Insurance $60.00
    A retired member of MASA is any active member who retires from their full-time administrative position. This is a Non-Voting Membership. Membership benefits include MASA information/communications and committee participation, and a life insurance benefit naming your own beneficiary or the MASA Foundation.

    MASA Retiree Basic + Insurance with MASA Foundation as Beneficiary (65-74 years old) $34.00
    A retired member (between the ages of 65-75 years old) of MASA is any active member who retires from their full-time administrative position. This is a Non-Voting Membership. Membership benefits include MASA information/communications and committee participation, and a life insurance benefit naming the beneficiary as the MASA Foundation.

    MASA Retiree Basic + Insurance with MASA Foundation as Beneficiary (75+ years old)
    A retired member (age 75+ years old) of MASA is any active member who retires from their full-time administrative position. This is a Non-Voting Membership. Membership benefits include MASA information/communications and committee participation, and a life insurance benefit naming the beneficiary as the MASA Foundation.

    2019-2020 Membership
    The membership term runs
    July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020

     

    2019-2020 ONLINE MEMBERSHIP!

    Click Here to Join



    We have exciting news! This year, when you join or renew your MASA and/or MASE membership(s), the membership materials will be online. The new platform offers a number of advantages:

    √ It’s paperless, always a good thing.

    √ It’s convenient. Arrange your membership(s) anywhere, anytime. No need to keep track of your materials. Just sign in and you are all set to go.

    √ It’s efficient. Once you complete your membership materials, your membership benefits are immediately in force and your contact data is included in the member directory.

    √ It’s accurate. You access and fill in your own data. You can even make changes as they occur.

    √ It’s secure. You access your member account using your email and password, and, except for the member directory, that information remains private. Our data back-up will be constant so there will be no chance of losing your membership record.

    √ Your dues will be paid online, too. You may use a credit card, PayPal, or choose to be billed.

     

    Questions regarding membership?
    Please contact Deb Larson at members@mnasa.org
    or contact our office 651-645-6272
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