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
2015-2016 MASE Committee Solicitation
MASE Announces Newly Elected Board Members!
2015 Stenswick-Benson Scholarships Awarded
MASE’s Stenswick-Benson Scholarship Fund began in 1991 in memory of two Directors of Special Education, Ellsworth Stenswick from Bloomington and Loren Benson from Hopkins, who were considered pioneers in the field of special education. Throughout the years, MASE has sponsored fundraisers in the fall to support this effort and we are pleased to be able to offer scholarships each year to aspiring special education leaders.
This year we had 16 applications for the scholarships. We are please to announce this year’s recipients:
Amber Haluska -- St. Cloud State University; Director of Special Education
Emily Cooley-Dobbins -- University of St. Thomas; Director of Special Education
Jackie Mergner -- Minnesota State University Mankato; ECSE Licensure
Brett Kosidowski -- University of Concordia St. Paul; E/BD licensure
Special thanks to Scholarship Committee:
Shannon Erickson, Fergus Falls Area Special Education Cooperative, Committee Chair
Candy Malm, PAWN Cooperative
Eva Pohl, BRIC Cooperative
Jill Skarvold, Moorhead
Tammy Stahl, SW/WC Pipestone Area Cooperative
Business Partnerships Recruitment Campaign
The 2015-16 MASE Business Partnership recruitment campaign kicked off in April with the launch of a new Business Partnership Web site at MASEpartners.org. If you know of a business or organization that would make a great business partner, contact MASE Business Partnerships Coordinator Todd John Messelt.
View the latest in Association News, Professional Development, and Member Memos.
Special Education Law Symposium: June 21-26, 2015
Lehigh University’s intensive one-week institute provides a practical analysis of legislation, regulations, and case law relating to the education of students with disabilities. The symposium is designed for special education coordinators and teachers, principals, and psychologists.
MASE membership provides powerful professional support and benefits including: quality conferences, skill development workshops, informative publications, and state and national legislative advocacy.
Improving educational outcomes for all children; closing the education gap; reducing over-identification.
Contact information for active and retired members.
Base language for new special education director and continuing special education director.