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April 7, 2022
Here’s the scoop for the week

MASA Member Appointed to State Board:

Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan announced a Maple Grove resident was appointed to the Minnesota Foundation for Student Organizations Board of Directors.

Superintendent Dr. Kim Hiel of Fridley Public Schools will be an Education Representative - School District Level Administrator on the board. The term expires on January 2, 2023.

The board promotes and supports career and technical student organizations as they work to provide student opportunities for leadership, personal development, community service, and career preparation. Congratulations Kim!

Updated number of Superintendent Openings:

MASA staff have identified 56 superintendent openings since September 2021.  Of this number, and as of this morning, 30 have been filled-some multiple times during the year.

I add a disclaimer that MASA might not know of some openings and some appointments by school boards. 

I am republishing below information I had shared in the Henton Headlines on February 3, 2022, so that you have context for how the openings compare with the last 20 years.


Year Openings
Spring 2021 54 superintendent openings
Spring 2020 51 superintendent openings
Spring 2019 57 superintendent openings
Spring 2018 42 superintendent openings
Spring 2017 61 superintendent openings
Spring 2016 48 superintendent openings
Spring 2015 39 superintendent openings
Spring 2014 47 superintendent openings
Spring 2013 42 superintendent openings
Spring 2012 48 superintendent openings
Spring 2011 52 superintendent openings
Spring 2010 57 superintendent openings
Spring 2009 48 superintendent openings
Spring 2008 56 superintendent openings
Spring 2007 26 superintendent openings
Spring 2006 62 superintendent openings
Spring 2005 65 superintendent openings
Spring 2004 54 superintendent openings
Spring 2003 54 superintendent openings
Spring 2002 31 superintendent openings
Spring 2001 44 superintendent openings
  Total Positions: 1038
  Average over 21 years: 49


MASA Member Elected to AASA Executive Committee: 

Anoka-Hennepin Public Schools Superintendent David Law has been elected to serve on the AASA Executive Committee for Region 3. Read the full press release here. Congratulations, David!

Leadership Matters:

“We don’t need a title to lead. We just need to care. People would rather follow a leader with a heart than a leader with a title.” - Craig Groeschel

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Detailed information may be found at and the MASA Calendar.

April 1 First Day of Counseling Awareness Month
First Day of Month of the Military Child
First Day of World Autism Awareness Month
Mathematics Awareness Month
Paraprofessional Appreciation Day
April 11 MASA Elections Close | 4 pm
April 13 Educational Equity Power Hour Discussion | 1-2 pm | Zoom
April 15 MASA Offices Closed
April 17-22 National School Volunteer Week
April 18 MASA Offices Closed
April 20 MASA Great Start Cohort | Quora Education Center, Little Canada
April 21 Administrative Assistants Day
April 22 Nat'l Earth Day
April 27 Administrative Professionals Day
April 29 Lailat Ul Qadr
May 1 First Day of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month
First Day of Military Appreciation Month
First Day of National Mental Health Awareness Month
May 2-6 Teacher Appreciation Week
May 6 National Nurses Day
May 30 MASA Offices Closed
June 1 First Day of LGBTQ+ Pride Month
First Day of National Safety Month
June 23-24 MASA Board of Directors Retreat | Minneapolis Marriott NW
July 1 MASA Membership Renewal
October 1 MASA Board of Directors Meeting | Madden's on Gull Lake
October 2-4 MASA Fall Conference | Madden's on Gull Lake
February 16-23, 2023 AASA NCE | San Antonio, TX


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