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  • The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) is a private nonprofit member service organization representing more than 900 educational administrators throughout Minnesota. Our members include school superintendents, directors of special education, curriculum and technology leaders, central office administrators, and higher education administrators and professors. In addition to our active members, MASA also serves over 250 retirees.


    MASA ~ Who we are...

    MASA/MASE 2017-2018 CALENDAR
    (printable • as of December 1, 2017)



  •  Superintendent Job Openings   Search today!

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    8 4/9/18 Bemidji Area Schools  
    3   BOLD Public Schools  
    9 Brooklyn Center Community Schools Carly Baker
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    7 Cloquet Public Schools Michael Cary
    8 Crookston Schools Jeremiah Olson
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    2 Le Sueur-Henderson Public Schools INTERIM Jerry Jenson
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     Plan to Attend "At Ruth's Table
    March 7 • 12:30-4 PM • Minneapolis Marriott Northwest • Brooklyn Park, MN


    Plan to attend At Ruth’s* Table, an annual conversation among practicing and aspiring education leaders who are women.


    At Ruth’s Table is an opportunity for education leaders who are women to gather for learning, networking and idea sharing. Each practicing education leader is encouraged to bring a guest who is a woman considering a career in education leadership. Let’s build our community of women who are excellent education leaders!


    Whether or not you are attending the MASA/MASE Spring Conference, please register for this additional conference event on the conference registration form by clicking here. Ruth’s Table is offered at the low price of $39 per person due to the generous support of Kraus-Anderson Construction Company.


    *Ruth Randall was Minnesota’s first female Commissioner of Education, appointed by Governor Rudy Perpich in 1983. This event is named in her honor.


     2018 MASA/MASE Spring Conference Registration

    March 8-9 • Minneapolis Marriott Northwest • Brooklyn Park, MN


    Click Here for Participant Registration

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    What is your “leadership story?”  Whatever leadership path you have followed, it has not been the same experience as that of your friends and colleagues.  Just as we no longer understand our students’ learning environments as classrooms with rows of desks facing a lecturing teacher, we no longer understand professional learning as one size fits all workshop and conference sessions.  Our professional learning resources have grown through the use of technology and expanded networks to present a myriad of philosophies and approaches, providing an improved learning system to meet the diverse needs of our leaders.  Perhaps one of the most critical aspects of personalized leadership learning is that we must build the infrastructure ourselves, based on our own needs and vision, and implementing the collegial resources among the members of our learning networks.  If we want to build a system that meets the individual needs of our students, we must address the individual learning needs of the adults who serve them.  Join your colleagues—members of your own professional learning network—this spring and explore how each of us can personalize our leadership learning!


     MASA/MASE Spring Conference Exhibitor Registration

    Sign-up today to be an exhibitor at the 2018 MASA/MASE Spring Conference!
    Exhibit Date: Thursday, March 8, 10:45 am-3:30 pm
    Minneapolis Marriott Northwest • Brooklyn Park, MN

    Click here for full details



    Richard Green Scholar Proposals due March 1

    A Call for Proposals with submission details is available on HERE. The proposal process has been designed to provide adequate information for the selection committee while being considerate of the time limitations of busy administrators. The deadline for submitting his year’s proposals is March 1, 2018 



     Other Learning Opportunities



     Save the Date!
    MDE Back to School Conference
    August 7-8, 2018 • Minneapolis Marriott NW • Brooklyn Park, MN



     Congratulations to the 2018 MASA Award Recipients!

    Polaris Leadership Award
    Lynne Kovash, MASA Retiree, Retired Superintendent, Moorhead Area Public Schools


    Distinguished Service Award
    Governor Mark Dayton


    Kay E. Jacobs Award
    Julia Espe, Superintendent, Princeton Public Schools

    Outstanding Central Office Administrator 
    Region 1-8 (Greater MN) Recipient:
    Jean Duffy, Assistant Superintendent Curriculum & Instruction, Becker Public Schools


    Region 9 (Metro) Recipient:
    Doug Johnson, Director of Technology, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District

    The Polaris Leadership Award recipient is honored at the annual MASA Fall Conference. All other award recipients are honored at the MASA/MASE Spring Conference.



     2018 MASA Board of Directors Election Nominees


    Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for the open seats on the MASA Board of Directors!

    Electronic ballots will be sent to all eligible voting members in March - voting will close in early April.


    Here are your nominees for the open leadership seats on the board:

    2018-19 MASA President-Elect 
    David Law, Superintendent, Anoka-Hennepin School District


    Region 4 Superintendent Component Group Representative
    Doug Froke, Superintendent, Detroit Lakes Public Schools


    Region 6 Superintendent Component Group Representative
    Scott Staska, Superintendent, Rocori Public Schools

    Region 7 Superintendent Component Group Representative
     (one seat open)
    Bill Gronseth, Superintendent, Duluth Schools
    Kevin Grover, Superintendent, International Falls Schools

    Region 9 – Metro – Superintendent Component Group Representative (two seats open)
    Connie Hayes, Superintendent, NE Metro 916 Intermediate District
    Keith Jacobus, Superintendent, South Washington County Schools

    Region 9 – Metro – Central Office Component Group Representative (one seat open)
    Dave Watkins, Ass't. Superintendent, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District
    John Ward, Ass't. Supt.  of Human Resources, Mounds View Public Schools


    Regions 1-8 – Greater MN – Special Education Component Group Representative
    Heidi Hahn, Director of Special Education, Paul Bunyan Education Cooperative


    Retiree Representative (one seat open)
    Ric Dressen
    Mary Klamm
    Nan Records
    Harold Remme
    Kelly Smith 



     2018 MASA Legislative Platform


     Don't miss out on all MESPA, MDE, and MASA have to offer for PreK-3 Professional Development



     Referendum Response

    MASA began this initiative to help school districts deal with organized referendum opposition. This page contains background information on anti-referendum campaigns and how school districts can prepare and respond.