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
Free Professional Learning Precedes the MASE Fall Leadership Conference
Please join Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest and the Minnesota Department of Education on October 23rd for a free event on effective strategies to prepare students with disabilities to become college- and career-ready. During the event, presenters will share existing research and evidence-based practices, tools, and resources to support students. A panel of special education administrators from around Minnesota will also share their experiences. The event will conclude with participant table discussions to create an action plan, based on the resources and lessons learned. For more information and to register, please click here.
2019 MASE Fall Leadership Conference
Call for Proposals
October 23-25 2019
Cragun’s Conference Center Brainerd
If you ask a few people to describe a great leader, it is likely that you will hear many of the same characteristics: integrity, creativity, inspiring, passionate, a listener, a visionary, etc. But ask the same people to provide a succinct definition of an excellent leader and it is likely that they will struggle to come up with one. Leadership is, as many human attributes are, hard to pin down. We know it when we see it and we sure know it when we don’t see it! And we know that quality leadership makes a difference—for our staff, our wider communities, and most importantly for our students. Research shows us that there is a direct link between quality leadership and student success. What better reason is there to improve our leadership capabilities than that? Join your colleagues this fall and reflect on your own leadership practice and explore all the different ways that Leadership Matters!
Please feel free to submit any proposed topic you feel would interest education leaders. Please include all requested information and submit your proposal by 4:30 pm on Wednesday, August 28 by going to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TJ7GC6S
New this Year — MASE Fall Fundraising Raffle
This year, in addition to our traditional fundraising events, MASE will host a raffle at the fall conference. We will once again be raising funds to support the Stenswick-Benson Scholarship Program, providing scholarships annually to graduate students completing exemplary study in the field of special education leadership. Please help make our first annual raffle a success! All MASE active and retired members have received tickets to buy or sell and the prizes are fantastic!* Plus there will be a prize for the person who sells the most tickets. Anyone may buy tickets – if you need additional tickets, contact fundraising committee co-chair Keith Erickson (link to firstname.lastname@example.org).
* Eleven prizes include Yeti coolers, Coach purses, an Apple watch and cash, with a grand prize of $1,000.
Thank you for supporting the annual fundraising and the exemplary leaders who will serve students with disabilities throughout Minnesota.
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!
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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
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 August 20, 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!