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
The 2018 Legislative Session
The 2018 Legislative Session will reconvene on Tuesday, February 20, and MASE lobbyist Brad Lundell will be there. See Brad’s blog for his ongoing updates and commentary. Back in the Saddle Again … it’s time to dust off this oldie-but-goodie, buckle up, and get ready for the fun. email@example.com
2018 MASA/MASE Spring Conference Registration!
March 8-9 • Minneapolis Marriott Northwest • Brooklyn Park, MN
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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!
Symposium of Women Educational Leaders
April 24, 2018
9 am - 2:30 pm
1667 Snelling Avenue North, St. Paul
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Keynote speaker: Tracy Knolfa
Tracy is the Author of: Thriving in Chaos: Reclaim the Joy in Your Life. She will cover topics on dealing with change and finding the meaning in your work.
This event is designed to connect women educational leaders with one another. Whether you are a current educational leader or an aspiring educational leader, please consider attending.
OPEN: 2018 Stenswick Benson Scholarship Award
Due: April 2, 2018
Candidates must be in a private or public Minnesota graduate program leading to special education licensure. This includes psychology, and any related services as well as teacher licensure. It could also include someone entering the program to obtain Special Education Director licensure. (Note: Students attending non-Minnesota schools will also be eligible if the school the individual is attending is located geographically close to Minnesota). Strong consideration will be given to candidates working to obtain licenses in highest areas of need across Minnesota; regional needs will also be considered when they are different.
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2017 MASE Winter Newsletter
Jill Skarvold Receives National Leadership Award
Jill Skarvold, Regional Specialist for Special Education at Lakes Country Service Cooperative, has been named the 2018 Outstanding Administrator of Special Education by the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE).
The CASE Outstanding Administrator of Special Education Award was instituted for recognition of individuals making significant professional contributions to leadership behavior and field practice in the administration of programs for students with disabilities and/or who are gifted. Nominees for this award must have had ten (10) years experience in the field of special education and must be a current member of CASE. Ms. Skarvold will receive the award on February 7, 2018 at the CEC Convention in Tampa, Florida. Click Here for Press Release
MASE 2018 Legislative Platform Brochure
Save the Date!
MASE Day at the Capitol
March 6, 2018
All MASE members are welcome to attend!
Date: March 6, 2018
Time: Meeting will begin at 8 am
Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Paul Downtown | 175 10th St E, St Paul, MN 55101
A shuttle service will be provided to get members from the Embassy Suites to the Capitol and back!
A small number of rooms will be held for a room block. Call 651-224-5400 to make a reservation.
MASE Leadership Issues
(Formerly "Rural Issues")
April 26, 2018
Benton Stearns Education District
10 am - 2 pm
10 am - Build Agenda
10:15 am - Discussion
12 noon - Lunch
2 pm - Adjourn
Join your colleagues from across the state for good company and great discussion about current topics in special education leadership!
2017-18 MASE New Leaders Cohort!
Registration | Informational Flyer [PDF]
Each year, MASE offers high quality training designed to support the success of our new leaders. The MASE New Leaders Cohort is a series of five professional development workshops that provide opportunities for:
Continuing education credits will be granted to participants!
View the latest in Association News, Weekly CASE Reports, and Quarterly Newsletters
MASA/MASE Joint 2017-2018 Calendar
(printable • as of December 1, 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 2017-18 Partners for their continued support!