MASA: MN Assn. of School Administrators
Every Child Matters: MN Children's Platform Coalition
MAAP: MN Association of Alternative Programs
MASSP: MN Assn. of Secondary School Principals
MDE: MN Dept. of Education
MESPA: MN Elementary School Principals Assn.
MNCEC: MN Council for Exceptional Children
MSBA: MN School Boards Assn.
MN Special Education Compliance and Assistance: Complaints, Hearings, Mediation
AASA: American Assn. of School Administrators
CASE: Council of Administrators of Special Education
CEC: Council for Exceptional Children
Disabilityinfo.gov: the New Freedom Initiative
USDOE: U.S. Dept. of Education
MASE Best Practices Conference
Registration is now open for the MASE Best Practices Conference!
Wednesday Evening - Friday Mid-day
May 10-12, 2017
Madden’s on Gull Lake
Congratulations to our Award Recipients!
• Keith Erickson, Retired Director of Special Services for the Albert Lea Area
School District (Minnesota), as the recipient of the 2017 the Legacy Award
• Michelle Jones, Education Finance Specialist at the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), as the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Service Award.
• Jill Skarvold, Regional Specialist for Special Education at Lakes Country Service Cooperative, as the 2017 Special Education Administrator of the Year.
• Tim Finn, Director of Special Services at the St. Francis School District, as the recipient of the 2017 New Special Education Leader Award.
MASE 2017 IMPACT Spring Newsletter
Stenswick/Benson Scholarship Program
Applications due April 3, 2017
2017 Special Education Directors' Forum Dates
Time(s): 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Minnesota Department of Education, Conference Center B, Room 15-16
2017 MASE Legislative Platform!
The 2017 MASE Legislative Platform is now available online - click here to view!
SAVE THE 2017 DATES! MASE Leadership Issues
(Formerly “Rural Issues”)
Join your colleagues from across the state for good company and great discussion about current topics in special education leadership.
Monday, April 17 - Benton Sterns Education District
10 am - 2 pm
10 am - Build Agenda
10:15 am - Discussion
12 noon - Lunch
2 pm - Adjourn
MASE 2016-2017 Directory:
Click on "Member Resources" tab on the channel bar above.
MASE 2016-2017 New Leaders’ Cohort
Click Here for Informational Flyer
Click Here to Register Online
The MASE New Leaders’ Cohort is a series of professional development sessions that provide opportunities for newly employed Minnesota special education directors to explore the basic information needed for a successful first year, for mid-level leaders to enhance leadership skills either in preparation for advancement in leadership or for general skill development, and for “newer” leaders who wish to refresh their training. Participants will have the opportunity to meet other new leaders, experienced colleagues, state department staff, and other resourceful people from the special education community. Topics include federal and state special education law, finance and budgeting, state reporting, program topics, and leadership. Select sessions will have role-specific content to build individual skills. Continuing education units (CEUs) will be granted for each session in the series.
View the latest in Association News, Weekly CASE Reports, and Quarterly Newsletters
Printable MASA/MASE Joint 2017-2018 Calendar
(as of March 30, 2017)
Contact information for active and retired members.
Base language for new special education director and continuing special education director.
Improving educational outcomes for all children; closing the education gap; reducing over-identification.
MASE Business Partners
We would like to thank our Tier III 2016-2017 Partners for their continued support!