MASE builds strong leaders who work on behalf of students with disabilities.
Who we are
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.
Board of Directors
The MASE board has 31 elected and appointed members, including five officers and 10 area representatives.
MASE is supported by seven committees. Each committee has at least 18 members, including two from each of our nine areas. Committee terms are two years, and committee chairs are appointed on an annual basis.
Minnesota Administrators for Special Education (MASE) strives to develop a rigorous educational experience that is free of bias, prejudice, macroaggressions and microaggressions that inhibit the full participation of all students. MASE members will take action to develop educational spaces that acknowledge, address, and eliminate the barriers to racial equity in practice and in pedagogy.
We believe that every student deserves an opportunity to succeed and receive rich and rigorous education from high-fidelity educational programs. We aim to diversify the representation of special education leaders within the state to better reflect the multicultural communities we serve with the direct goal of increasing the number of Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) educators within the field of special education. MASE commits to fostering environments where all special education leaders can reach their full potential through mentorship, support, and access to the resources needed to facilitate their success.