NEW: Call for Proposals
MASA 2021 Fall Conference
September 27-28 • Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC)
MASA is requesting proposals for concurrent breakout sessions for the fall conference. Sessions are 1 hour long and take place on Monday, September 27, and Tuesday, September 28. Our conference theme is:
Learning for the Next Normal
In March, 2020, MASA members gathered for our conference amidst rumblings about the COVID virus. We avoided handshakes and hugs, and were liberal in our use of hand sanitizer. We ended the conference on Friday, and on Sunday the Governor announced formally what we all suspected: the world of public education had changed. In the months to follow, we tackled a new list of challenges, read pounds of government guidance, and added new terms to our leadership lexicon (PPE, masking, distancing, contact tracing, herd immunity, flattening the curve, and so on). Now, about a year and a half later, we are “restarting.” While we contemplate our new reality as it pertains to the status of the pandemic, we consider the opportunity to provide excellent instruction with equity at its center. We know that lessons have emerged – and continue to develop – as a result of the pandemic challenge. Our most important take-away: schools are up to the task. Join your colleagues this fall, in person, and explore what we learned, how we are different, and how we will experience our next normal in Minnesota public education.
Please feel free to submit any proposed topic you feel would interest education leaders. Simply go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DQM78Z3
Please include all requested information and submit your proposal by Monday, August 16.
Conference registration materials will be available in August. Make plans to attend!
Please share this with your colleagues. Thank you!
The Minnesota Department of Education
The Minnesota Association of School Administrators
2021 Back to School Conference: Reconnecting
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
8 - 10 am
Convened Virtually - No cost but you must register
President-Elect – Greater MN - Regions 1-8 (2021-2022)
Laine Larson, Superintendent, Brainerd Public Schools
Region 4 - Superintendent Component Group Representative (2021-24)
Rick Bleichner, Superintendent, Herman-Norcross Community Schools
Region 6 - Superintendent Component Group Representative (2021-24)
Andrew Almos, Superintendent, East Central Public Schools
Region 7 - Superintendent Component Group Representative (2021-24)
Kevin Grover, Superintendent, International Falls Schools
Region 9 - Superintendent Component Group Representative (2021-24)
(Two seats open)
Astein Osei, Superintendent, St. Louis Park Public Schools
Teri Staloch, Superintendent, Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools
Region 9 - Metro Central Office Component Group Representative (2021-24)
Stacie Stanley, Associate Superintendent, Eden Prairie School District
Retiree Representative (2021-24)
Janet Mohr, MASA Retiree