Our Fall conference will be held Sunday evening, September 28th through noon on Tuesday, September 30th at Madden’s in Brainerd. This year's theme is Pulling Together-Leading Strong Communities, and we have designed an outstanding program! Let me share a few highlights:
Kick off the conference by participating in the annual MASA Foundation Golf Tournament on Sunday. The golf tournament supports the work of the MASA Foundation (a 501(c)(3) organization), by providing leadership development for Minnesota’s school leaders and supporting the field of school administration. Click here to register.
Our Monday morning general session will be presented by Joseph F. Murphy, Associate Dean, Peabody College of Education at Vanderbilt University. Murphy will explore the role of leadership and community in strengthening school culture.
Monday afternoon will feature fifteen breakout sessions that allow you to individualize your professional learning. Each session will challenge and inspire you. And let's not forget about the exhibit fair. Over seventy exhibitors will be available to share information on products and services that can assist you and your district in serving all children within your system.
Tuesday morning you will have an opportunity to hear from our 2014 Richard Green Scholar, Heidi Hahn, Director of Special Education, Paul Bunyan Education Cooperative, discussing her research Principal Practices and Their Impact on Teacher Job Satisfaction. During the annual meeting, I will share plans to update MASA's strategic vision, as well as future opportunities for the association.
Our Tuesday keynote will feature Salome Thomas-El, National Education Expert and Award-Winning Teacher and Principal from Philadelphia, PA. His presentation, The Immortality of Influence: Believing Every Child Can Achieve Their Dreams, will challenge and inspire us.
We will also award our 2014 MASA Service Pins! This is a great opportunity to recognize our colleagues. If you haven't applied to receive your pin yet, click here.
I'd also like to personally thank our major conference sponsors, Forecast 5 Analytics and Johnson Controls, Inc. Their generous support allows us to present a high quality conference at a reasonable tuition.
Registration materials are available on the MASA website. I look forward to seeing each of you at our Fall Conferecne!
Thanks for all you do every day!!!