The Equity and Excellence in Education Network, “Triple E,” is a new offering by MASA. Dr. Katie Pekel of the University of Minnesota and Mr. Sebastian Witherspoon of Equity Alliance co-facilitated one session of the Triple E effort and they have worked with MASA staff to create a Triple E Steering Committee to help guide the work. We look forward to working with Katie and Sebastian well into the future and are grateful for the MASA Foundation's support of this crucially important work. A big thanks to the following MASA members who have committed to serve on the steering committee:
Tyrone Brookins, Assistant Superintendent, South Washington County Schools
Renee Corneille, Superintendent, St. Anthony-New Brighton Schools
Michael Favor, Assistant Superintendent, Roseville Area Schools & soon to be Superintendent, Intermediate School District 917
Annette Freiheit, Superintendent, Winona Area Schools
Renae Ouillette, Executive Director of Student Services, Lakeville Area Schools
Yeu Vang, Assistant Superintendent Office of Multilingual Learning, Saint Paul Public Schools
All MASA members are welcome to attend this network group session. There is no cost to participate.
MASA’s Equity Statement: It is MASA’s responsibility to prioritize and allocate the resources necessary for each learner to thrive and reach their greatest potential in any Minnesota public educational institution or system. We fervently believe that every student deserves an educational experience grounded in high expectations that is free from bias, prejudice, and discrimination. In our roles, we must continue to lead the work of removing barriers so that every student has access to a high quality, rigorous education to fully prepare them for whatever path they choose. MASA Will Support You in this Work MASA plans to provide ongoing resources to support our members, such as:
POSTPONED! Equity Symposium November 8, 2021 • 9 am – 2:30 pm MASA’s EEE Network Equity Symposium scheduled for November 8 has been postponed until January — date to be determined. The November date was not workable for many of our members so it seems best to reschedule for a better date.
If you have already registered for the November date, MASA will refund your registration fee. We will notify you as soon as a January date is determined. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
• Convening meetings of the Equity & Excellence in Education (EEE) Network • Convening Confidential Conversations – Power Hours
One hour facilitated Zoom meetings where colleagues sign on to have confidential conversations about issues facing them. Scroll down for the list of additional dates and times. There is no cost to participate. Future Dates: November 2 –Engaging your school board in the conversation January 11 –Engaging your community: Bringing them into the conversation February 8 –Assessing your system: Data analysis and voice seeking March 8 –Leader Development: preparing your leaders to lead April 5 - Teacher Development: Engaging your teachers in Confidential Conversations: Power Hours One hour facilitated Zoom meetings where colleagues sign on to have confidential conversations about issues facing them. The links are the same for all meetings: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86748685858?pwd=S2NaL0w4Szc0K3N4QzhUak5YSTQ4UT09 October 5 – 8am-9am October 18 – 1pm-2pm November 9 – 8am-9am December 7 – 8am-9am December 15 – 1pm-2pm January 11 - 8am- 9am January 19- 1pm-2pm February 8 - 8am-9am February 15 – 1pm-2pm March 8 – 8am -9am March 15 - 1pm-2pm April 5 - 8am-9am April 13 – 1pm-2pm
We are grateful to the MASA Foundation for their support of this work.