Mr. John Klaber
2037 Roe Crest Drive North
Mankato, MN 56003
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
Register for the 2019-20 MASE New Leaders Cohort!
You can find the registration information here: www.regonline.com/newleaders1920
If you are aware of any new special education directors or leaders, please encourage them to register for the training!
The MASE New Leaders Training is a series of professional development sessions that provide opportunities for new and newer leaders to enhance leadership skills and explore the information needed for successful early practice.
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.
Continuing education units (CEUs) will be granted for each session in the series.
Please Note! The number of participants is limited to insure a quality cohort experience - so register today!
Meet Your 2019-2020 MASE Standing Committees
Meet Your 2019-2020 MASE Board of Directors
MASE President’s Scholarship Awarded
Each year, MASE awards a $1,000 scholarship to a local student chosen by the MASE President. This year, MASE President Laura Pingry-Kile is pleased to award the scholarship to Audrey Eidem, 2019 graduate of Chanhassen High School. Audrey will be teaching in AmeriCorps for one year and then going to school to become a special education teacher.
Picture (L-R): Rachel Knaeble, Audrey Eidem, Laura Pingry-Kile
Audrey has been working as a student aide for Rachel Knaeble to help support students in the DISCOVER program at Chanhassen High School and is recognized by students and staff for her kindness, patience and interest in working with the students. As part of her scholarship application, Audrey wrote, “I hope that as a special education teacher I can help children learn and become independent as they grow up. It is so important that we teach children not only to read and write, but also to make their own choices and be confident.”
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2019-2020 Online Membership!
Beginning today, June 3, the MASA and MASE membership platforms are online. Our new online platform will provide a paperless, convenient, efficient, accurate, and secure way to join or renew your MASA and/or MASE membership(s). Current members will receive a link to renew, and new members can link through the membership section of this web site. Simply Click Here to Join
Shane Safir Video Now Available on the MASA YouTube Channel
Those of you who attended the MASA/MASE Spring Conference heard our keynote presenter Shane Safir present her work, The Listening Leader ~ Creating the Conditions for Equitable School Transformation. Shane has very generously given us permission to share the video of her keynote presentation and we are very grateful to Lifetouch for the work of their expert videographer Brian Dellis.Find the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TylVgxMW9IA
The video features the entire presentation, including the conversation prompts. Use this for your own review and reflection, or for a group activity. Through the powerful practice of listening and an unwavering commitment to equity, we can dare to reimagine our schools as places of opportunity for every student. This video will help you creatively tackle complex equity challenges through:
Listening deeply and strategically to colleagues, families, and, students.
Special Education Advisory Panel (SEAP) Meetings
MDE Conference Center A, Room 13
Friday, September 20, 2019
Friday, November 22, 2019
Friday, January 24, 2020
Friday, April 17, 2020
Special Education Directors’ Forum Meetings
MDE Conference Center B, Room 15-16
Friday, September 6, 2019
Friday, December 6, 2019
Friday, March 6, 2020
Friday, May 8, 2020
LET US KNOW...
Whether for new jobs, retirements, or new staff, now is the time of year when many of our members start to make changes for the new school year. Help us keep track of our members — and keep MASE benefits and services coming your way! If your position is changing, or you know of someone who is making a change, please let us know and we will follow up. Just send us an email (email@example.com) or give us a call (651-645-6272 or 1-866-444-5251). Also, if you have new colleagues in your area who are not yet MASE members, let us know and we will send membership information to them for the new school year.
MASA/MASE Joint 2019 Calendar
(printable • as of July 1, 2019)
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
Business Partnership Benefits Brochure
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We would like to thank our Tier III 2019-2020 Partners for their continued support!