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May 19, 2022
Here’s the scoop for the week

Did You Know?

As of this writing, 41 legislators are not returning next year-20 in the House and 21 in the Senate. That will mean a lot of relationship building for us to do.

Long-time Educator and MASA Member Needs Kidney Transplant:

Former Minneapolis Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson shared publicly that she has stage 5 kidney disease and is in need of a kidney. More information about her illness and kidney donation can be found here.

Superintendent Openings:

There have now been at least 67 school districts that have had/will have leadership changes since Fall 2021. This represents the highest number of superintendent openings in the past 20 years. We have a lot of mentoring to do!

MESPA, MASSP & MASA Master Class on Principal Evaluation well-attended!

In the first attempt in recent years to bring together members from these education organizations a Master Class on principal evaluation was held with MDE staff and 93 participants! Thanks to MDE staff and all participants. If you have other topics you would like to have our education organizations offer together in a free virtual Master Class, please let me know.

My absence:

I will be on vacation beginning May 23 through May 27. You can always feel free to call me, but if I am unavailable, please contact Mia Urick, MASA Director of Professional Learning, at 651-491-4557, or You may also contact MASA President Dan Bittman at 763-234-3299, or

Leadership Matters:

“Be kind with each other, Show patience for each other, Motivate each other, Learn from each other, We need each other.” - Tweeted by LollyDaskal (@Lolly Daskal) 

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Detailed information may be found at and the MASA Calendar.

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 27 MSHSL Activity Registration & Participation Numbers
May 30 MASA Offices Closed
June 1 First Day of LGBTQ+ Pride Month
First Day of National Safety Month
June 19 Juneteenth
June 23-24 MASA & MASE Board of Directors Retreat | Minneapolis Marriott NW
July 1 MASA & MASE Membership Renewal
July 15 MSHSL Supply Order
July 31 MSHSL Membership Dues
August 1 MDE Back to School Conference | Minneapolis Marriott NW
August 11 MASA Foundation Board Meeting | Quora Education Center
October 1 MASA Board of Directors Meeting | Madden's on Gull Lake
October 2 Dale G. Jensen Golf Classic | MASA Foundation Golf Tournament | Madden's on Gull Lake
October 2-4 MASA Fall Conference | Madden's on Gull Lake
October 26-28 MASE Fall Leadership Conference | Madden's on Gull Lake
December 7 MASA Board of Director's Meeting | Quora Education Center
January 5 MASA Foundation Board Meeting | Quora Education Center
February 16-23, 2023 AASA NCE | San Antonio, TX
March 8, 2023 MASA Board of Director's Meeting | Minneapolis Marriott NW
March 9-10, 2023 MASA/MASE Spring Conference | Minneapolis Marriott NW


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