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
2017-18 MASE Committee Sign-Up: Now Open!
The 2017-18 MASE Committee sign-up is now available online. If you are interested in serving on a MASE committee, please fill out the short survey with your committee interests.
The committee sign-up will close at 4 pm on July 1, 2017.
Our goal is to have statewide representation on all of MASE's committees, so please consider committee service. It's a great way to connect with colleagues, learn more about MASE, and give a wonderful gift to your profession.
Committee terms are for one year. If you are currently serving on a committee and wish to serve again, please re-register - you will not automatically be placed on your current committee. Please refer to the 2016-17 MASE committee list if you are unsure of your current committee standing.
2017 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 27 applications for four $2,000 scholarships. We are pleased to announce this year’s recipients:
Shannon Erickson, Scholarship Committee Chair and Director, Fergus Falls Area Special Ed Coop
Keith Erickson, Retired, previously at Albert Lea
Eva Pohl, Director at PAWN
Kori Ryan, Director at SWWC Service Coop
Jill Skarvold, RLiF at Lakes Country Service Coop
2017 MASE Legislative Platform!
The 2017 MASE Legislative Platform is now available online - click here to view!
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 April 24, 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!