Minnesota Administrators for Special Education
MASE builds strong leaders who work on behalf of students with disabilities.
MASE is organized to promote professional leadership, provide the opportunity for study of problems common to its members, and to communicate, through discussion and publications, information that will develop improved services for exceptional children. Further, its purpose is to foster high quality programs of professional development for members, to make studies of selected programs that relate to services to children with disabilities, improving the leadership of administrators for special education and to be active in the legislative process.
• Affiliated with the Minnesota Association of School Administrators
• Recipient of the Council of Administrators of Special Education Exemplary Unit Award 2002 and 2004
• Outstanding Achievement in the Area of Awards 2003, 2004, and 2005
• An Equal Opportunity Association
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Join MASE Today!
Membership Year July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015
MASE and MASA provide powerful professional support and a wide variety of benefits such as quality conferences, skill development workshops, informative publications, and state and national legislative advocacy. MASA membership also provides personal services, including legal consultation, liability insurance and life insurance.
Send Us Your Photos!
is 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1
The MASA and MASE lower
lever boardroom construction may be finished, but the boardroom is not yet
complete. MASA and MASE are excited to announce a Call for Photos to be
displayed in our boardroom. Whether you are a professional or amateur
photographer, we want to showcase you!
Theme: “Our Minnesota
All MASA and MASE members are invited to submit photographs
representing the great schools in their region or area. Photos may be of
places, people or things.
Entries must be original work
Entries must be submitted
digitally, at least 300 dpi
Content must be suitable for
Any identifiable person in the
photo must sign a release form; if under 18 years of age, a parent/guardian
must sign a release form
Please email your photograph, entry form, and release form
(if applicable) to Aimee Ranallo (email@example.com). The submission deadline
is 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1. Photographs will be enlarged and displayed
in the boardroom for at least two years. Click Here for Release Form Click Here for Entry Form
Registration Coming Soon!
Mark Your Calendars!
2014 MASE Fall Leadership Conference
October 22 - 24, 2014
moment of every day, we live the continuing story of our lives. From
the time we are young, the words, “let me tell you a story,” have the
power to grab our attention. There is no more powerful way to relate our
history, no more poignant way to connect through our feelings, no more
pointed way to convey the meaning we find in our lives. As leaders, we
pass on the narrative that establishes our common practice and shares
its traditions. Through story we teach, learn, build community and
foster understanding. This fall, gather with your colleagues and
celebrate the stories that are the bedrock of our leadership history and
the seeds of our future.
Help Support MNSELF (the Minnesota Special Education Leaders Foundation) at the 2014 MASE Fall Leadership Conference!
year at our fall conference, we hold several fundraising events to
benefit leadership development in special education. This year, we again
dedicate our efforts to supporting MNSELF.This fall, we invite everyone
to participate in three fun events that will raise funds to support
Register today for the 2014-2015 MASE New Leaders Cohort!
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
- mid-level leaders to enhance leadership skills either in preparation for advancement in leadership or for general skill development
- “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.
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Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 • Cragun's, Brainerd
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 • Cragun's, Brainerd
Wednesday & Thursday, Dec. 3 & 4, 2014 • TBD, St. Paul
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Minneapolis Marriott Northwest, Brooklyn Park
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 • Madden's, Brainerd
MASE Leadership Issues
(Formerly “Rural Issues”)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
10 am - 2 pm
Sauk Rapids Government Center
250 Summit Avenue North, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
Thanks to Duane Borgeson, Executive Director, Benton-Stearns Education District, for arranging the venue.
10 am - Build Agenda
10:15 am - Discussion
12 noon - Lunch
2 pm - Adjourn
MASE “Rural Issues” has a new name — MASE Leadership Issues! We changed the name to remind all of our members that all MASE members are welcome to these popular events. Join your colleagues from across the state for good company and great discussion about current topics in special education leadership.
Other dates for the 2014-15 school year will be communicated as soon as they are established. Mark your calendar!
Retiring or Moving this Year?
If you or a colleague are moving or retiring this year, please be sure to let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org