Mr. John Klaber
2037 Roe Crest Drive
North Mankato, MN 56003
MASA/MASE Joint 2020-21 Calendar
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Base language for new special education director and continuing special education director.
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
MREA: MN Rural Education Assn.
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
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Slice of Collaboration!
Please join us for a Slice of Collaboration on Tuesday, July 27 at noon to discuss the impacts of the Pandemic Recovery bill, considerations, and suggestions for how to address this. Thanks to our presenters Marcy Doud, Cherie Johnson, Heidi Nistler, and Michelle Cuka for their work in sharing their plans.
If you have not registered, here is the link: https://socrates.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qc-GoqjotHd1W9MR8Nxgi9qW3QcyCazJ2
MNSELF Board Member Opening
The Minnesota Special Education Leaders Fellowship (MNSELF) is looking for a new Board Member! MNSELF is SELFcare, SELFlearning, SELFimprovement! MNSELF is OUR nonprofit organization created over 20 years ago to support excellence in special education leadership in Minnesota. MNSELF provides:
Registration is now open for the 2021-22 MASE New Leaders Cohort!
You can find the full details and registration information online at: https://events.resultsathand.com/newleaders/1387.
If you are aware of any new special education directors or leaders, please encourage them to register for the training!
MASE New Leaders’ Training is a series of professional development sessions that provide opportunities for:
MASE Summer Newsletter Online
View the summer newsletter online here!
MASE Members! Join us this summer for the MASE Book Study
Gather (virtually) with your MASE colleagues for conversation about the book, Dare to Lead by Brene´ Brown.
"Leadership is not about titles or the corner office. It’s about the willingness to step up, put yourself out there, and lean into courage. The world is desperate for braver leaders. It’s time for all of us to step up." (Brene´ Brown)
Each week we will discuss specific chapter(s) of the book. Share your reflections and insights! Let's take some time away from the day-to-day and think about the meaning of leadership in our professional practice (as well as other roles in our lives).
Jul 28, 2021 01:00 PM
Aug 4, 2021 01:00 PM
Aug 11, 2021 01:00 PM
Aug 18, 2021 01:00 PM
Sessions will be on Wednesdays from 1 to 2 pm, June 16 through August 18. RSVP using this Zoom Link
Save the Dates!
MDE Special Education Directors' Forums Dates
Times are 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Friday, August 20, 2021
Friday, September 10, 2021
Friday, October 15, 2021
Friday, November 12, 2021
Friday, December 10, 2021
Friday, February 11, 2022
Friday, March 18, 2022
Friday, April 8, 2022
Friday, May 20, 2022
Friday, June 10, 2022
Save the Dates!
Special Education Advisory Panel (SEAP)
MDE Conference Center A, Room 13
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 – Orientation
Friday, September 24, 2021
Friday, November 19, 2021
Friday, January 21, 2022
Friday, April 15, 2022
Friday, June 17, 2022
The MASA and MASE Mindfulness and Meditation Group
The group will be led by Rev. Marc Anderson, Founder and Director, The Urban Monk Project, and Buddhist Chaplain, Macalester College.
Starting June 1, the group will meet via Zoom weekly on Tuesdays at 8:30 - 9:30 am. We will practice this way for the summer (until August 31) and then determine how the group would like to meet during the school year.
Each meeting will include teaching from Marc, a breakout for practice and sharing (Marc will give directions) and reconvening for the end of the session.
The cost of the sessions, starting with the June 1 session, will be ten sessions for $150. The MASA/MASE staff will create a method for registering and paying online. The “mindfulness punch card” will track how many sessions you attend and when you reach ten sessions, you will have the option of purchasing another block. Stay tuned for more information on this registration.
We will have one more open (no cost) session in May:
Thursday, May 27, 2021
8:30 - 9:30 am
Please RSVP using this Zoom link:
MASE Stenswick Benson Scholarship Recipients
Jennifer Danielson, In Memory of Candy Malm
St. Croix River Education District
Inver Grove Heights Schools
Minnesota State University Mankato
Robbinsdale Area Schools
Minnesota State University Mankato
Mounds View Public Schools
Sartell-St. Stephen Schools
St. Cloud State University
Thank you to the Scholarship Committee members for their thoughtful work in reviewing the applications and selecting the recipients:
Shannon Erickson, Committee Chair and Director of Special Education at Fergus Falls Area Special Education Coop
Keith Erickson, Retired Director and Fundraising Committee Co-Chair
Jill Skarvold, Regional Low Incidence Facilitator, Region 4
Eva Pohl, Director of Special Education at PAWN Coop
Kori Ryan, Director of Special Education at Indigo Education
Chad Williams, Special Services Director at Jordan Public Schools and Fundraising Committee Co-Chair
UPDATE: 14-day COVID Reporting Click Here
Starting this month, we will be bringing you a new feature called, “Mindful Minute.”
Erin Toninato and Nan Records have both experienced the benefits of mindfulness and they have generously offered to share a “Mindful Minute” with MASE members each Monday.
So watch your email — starting today — for your chance to practice a bit of mindfulness to start your week in a positive place!
Opportunity for MASE Business Partner Members!
Thank you so much for supporting the mission of Minnesota Administrators for Special Education as a MASE Business Partner. We have been discussing ways that we can continue and enhance this partnership. We are excited to offer another opportunity for partnership that is exclusive to our business partners. Read More...
Interested in becoming a MASE Business Partner? Click Here
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Special Education Programs at the University of Minnesota
Special Education Programs at the University of Minnesota is hosting a free event for anyone that is interested, Perspectives on Racial Disproportionality in Special Education: A Four-Part Series. The flyer for the first presentation of the series is below. For this first presentation, we will not be able to post a recording publicly, but will be able to share a private link to a recording to those who register for the event but are unable to attend. The registration link includes an opportunity to submit questions or comments that we'll be accumulating to address as time allows with individual presenters and/or include as part of the culminating panel discussion in April.
LeAnne Johnson, PhD
Coordinator for Special Education Programs
Department of Educational Psychology / University of Minnesota
email: email@example.com / phone: (612) 626-3457
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Minnesota Disability Law Center launching Disability Voting Rights Video Resource
Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid and Minnesota Disability Law
Center (MDLC) are excited to share a new voting video resource with our community: Disability Rights and How to Vote. The video features self-advocates outlining the Minnesota voting process, discussing available accommodations, and addressing the voting concerns of individuals with disabilities. With the consequential General Election approaching, it is important that we as partner agencies work together to provide resources for people with disabilities to access their right to vote.
We have shared the Disability Rights and How to Vote video directly with you because we ask that our community partners help to circulate this resource. The video has been posted today on our social media platforms at the following links:
Membership in CASE .... It’s Rewarding - Join through your MASE Membership!
From 2002 through 2012, the number of MASE members who were also members of CASE remained fairly constant at around 115. Following this, our membership in the national organization began dropping until numbers hit a low of 71 in 2016. Since that time, MASE Membership Chairs, Tami Alps and Dianne McCarron and others have employed a number of strategies to increase our national presence.
These strategies include promoting membership to new district hires, providing MN Colleges and University Special Education Teacher and Administrator Licensure Departments with promotional materials including a welcome letter from the MASE President, a membership form, a MASE Newsletter and the MASE Legislative Platform, attending MASE regional meetings to promote the benefits of both MASE and CASE membership and, with the help of the MASA/MASE staff, aligning the MASE and CASE renewal system.
Through the use of these strategies, CASE saw a 22% increase in MASE Members from 2018 to 2019 and a 98% increase since 2016, making Minnesota the 7th largest unit in CASE. At the Spring CEC Conference in Portland, Cheryl Hall, MASE 2019 President, and Cherie Johnson, CASE Liaison, were presented the CASE Unit Award for Membership.
Be a part of MASE! Join Today
MASE spans the state with nine areas. Members are directors of special education and other administrators for special education in public or private schools, cooperative regional, state and other educational administrative units. Members also include other school administrators such as superintendents and central office leaders, college and university professors of special education teacher or administrator preparation programs, and Minnesota Department of Education employees.
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. Click Here to Join
Online Toolbox: MASE Members’ Best Practices Collection of COVID-19 Resources
MASE has established an online resource through which members can share resources to support districts’ and leaders’ needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Members are invited to send materials to the MASE office to be posted online, and colleagues may view the resources and download materials of their choice. Materials may include communications, tools or forms locally developed, articles, links, or anything you have found helpful. Resources will be in the "Members Only” section of the MASE web site, so only MASE members may view or download the items. Please do not share your password. If you have materials you would like included in this resource, please email them to Jeanna Vohnoutka at MASE (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she will post them. Please note inclusion of these items does not assume MASE’s endorsement of the material.
MASE will not review your postings but reserves the right to remove postings that are not supportive of MASE’s mission to serve our members. As always, thank you for your generosity and willingness to share your best practices.
We would like to thank our Tier 3 Partners for their continued support!
Click Here for Business Partner Directory (as of July 12, 2021)
2021 - 2022
eLuma Online Therapy
School Partnerships Manager
2801 North Thanksgiving Way, #170
Lehi, Utah 84043
Family Achievement Center, Inc.
(Related Service Provider)
2101 Wooddale Drive, Suite A
Woodbury, MN 55125
Director of Minnesota Services
PO Box 1
Jasper, MN 56144
Strategic Staffing Solutions
PO Box 276
Mount Pleasant, SC 29465