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February 10, 2022
Here’s the scoop for the week

Annual MASE/MASA Federal Advocacy Trip to Washington D.C. moves to virtual format:

Beginning last fall, MASA staff contacted Minnesota’s eight representatives and two senators in congress asking for in-person meetings the week of February 21.  After countless emails back and forth, few in-person meetings were offered by our elected officials and most of the meetings we were able to schedule will be with their aides. Consequently, the planned trip moved to one of virtual meetings. It would not be a prudent use of the organization’s funds to travel to D.C. to participate in virtual meetings.

If you have topics you would like us to discuss in our virtual meetings with our congressional legislators, please send them to me and I will be sure to address them in our meetings.

Little Falls Assistant Superintendent selected for award!

Aaron Sinclair was named the “Change Management District Leader of the Year!”  The award was presented at the National Conference on Digital Convergence. According to information released on the award, “The Change-Management District Leader of the Year award goes to the district leader who has demonstrated effective leadership through second-order change using Modern Teacher’s Digital Convergence Framework.”  Congratulations Assistant Superintendent Sinclair!

Need Confidential Professional Advice?

Thanks to the generosity of the MASA Foundation, a Professional Assistance Team (P.A.T.) stands ready to be of assistance to you. All members of the team are experienced educators who will be able to consult with you and share advice. Don’t hesitate to lean on them for support during your most challenging days as a leader. 

We are in the business of helping others and telling them to take care of themselves.  It’s OK to ask for assistance for yourself!

Joe Gothard
Saint Paul Public Schools
Cell: 651-587-2895
Office: 651-767-8152

Jerry Nesland
Cell: 218-640-0267
Office: 218-894-2439
Home: 218-385-3194

Jeff Olson
Cell: 507-340-0628
Home: 507-934-9195

Patty Phillips
Cell: 651-357-0996

Gary Prest
Cell: 612-202-4684
Office: 612-626-8647

Leadership Matters:

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Detailed information may be found at and the MASA Calendar.

Feb. 1 First Day of African American History Month
Feb. 7 - 11 National School Counseling Week
Feb. 21 President's Day
Feb. 21 - 25 Public Schools Week
Feb. 25 Digital Learning Day
March 1 MDE: Statutory Deadline for Dissemination of Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) Information to Families
March 1 First day of Women's History Month
March 4 Maintenance Workers Appreciation Day & Employee Appreciation Day
March 9 MASA Great Start & Finance Academy | Minneapolis Marriott NW
  MASA Board Meeting | Minneapolis Marriot NW
March 10 - 11 MASA/MASE Spring Conference
April 20 MASA Great Start Cohort
June 23-24 MASA Board of Directors Retreat | Minneapolis Marriott NW
October 1 MASA Board of Directors Meeting | Madden's on Gull Lake
October 2-4 MASA Fall Conference | Madden's on Gull Lake


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