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 MASE Legislative Platform!
The 2017 MASE Legislative Platform is now available online - click here to view!
Award Nomination Forms Available!
Nomination forms are due January 9, 2017
The MASE Professional Development Committee has changed the dates of the 2017 MASE Best Practices
Conference to May 10-12.
Also note that the May session of MASE New Leaders will also be changed to May 10 (from May 3). Watch for the Call for Proposals in December and consider offering a session!
View the 2016 MASE Fall Conference Handouts!
Save the Date! MASE Day at the Capitol
Thursday, March 2, 2017
The day will begin with a breakfast and legislative meeting starting at 8 am at the Best Western Capitol Ridge and the group will then head to the Capitol to meet with various legislators. The group will then reconvene back at the hotel at around 2:30 pm.
All MASE members are welcome to attend!
Date: March 2, 2017
Time: Meeting will begin at 8 am
Location: Best Western Capitol Ridge | 161 St Anthony Ave, St Paul, MN 55103
Room: Sibley Room
If you need lodging, please call the Best Western Capitol Ridge at 651-227-8711 to request a rooming the MASE room block.
Karen Filla Receives 2016 MASE Legacy Award
The Minnesota Administrators for Special Education (MASE) has named Karen Filla, Director of Student Services of Roseville Area Schools, as the recipient of the 2016 Legacy Award. Filla has received this award for her commitment to encouraging, developing and mentoring leaders who reflect the MASE mission. She will be honored for the Legacy Award at a statewide recognition ceremony during the MASE Fall Leadership Conference, October 26-28, 2016, at Cragun’s Conference Center in Brainerd. Click here to view the press release
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.
10 am - 2 pm
LOCATION TBD (mid-state location — stay tuned for this information)
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 2016-2017 Calendar
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!