THE HENTON HEADLINES
November 17, 2022
Here’s the scoop for the week
New Direction for the Walz Cabinet:
On November 16, we learned that four commissioners, Dr. Heather Mueller, Jan Malcolm, Jon Harrington, and Mark Phillips, would not seek reappointment to their positions in the Walz administration. There will be an application process for these four openings and two others in the cabinet.
Should you be interested in applying for any of these positions, please note the application closes on November 30. Applicants interested in applying can email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application or call 651-201-3400 with questions.
In meeting with Education Commissioner Mueller prior to the public announcement of her decision to not return to her position, I had the opportunity to thank her for her dedicated and steady service as commissioner. Dr. Mueller was accessible, listened and actively engaged with our school leaders across the state. I wished her well on behalf of MASA and I am certain she would appreciate hearing from you if you are so inclined. You can send your farewell remarks to Heather.Mueller@state.mn.us. Dr. Mueller shared that the current cabinet at MDE will stay in place and once a new commissioner is named, that person can make changes if desired.
I also contacted Commissioner Malcolm who served as Commissioner of Health and expressed our gratitude for her leadership. I had the pleasure of serving on Commissioner Malcolm’s COVID Advisory Council and found her to be thoughtful, responsive, willing to make really difficult decisions, and focused on the well being of all. Here is Commissioner Malcolm’s email address (email@example.com) should you want to contact her and wish her well.
MASA Legislative Committee Seeks your Input:
Under the leadership of MASA members Kim Hiel, Jason Berg, Vern Capelle, Jeremy Kovash, Anthony Padrnos, and Paul Drange robust discussion is ongoing about what should be included in the platform and the advocacy strategies that should be employed. These leaders will reconvene the Legislative Committee on November 22 and draft the platform which will be submitted to the Board of Directors on December 7 for consideration.
We want to hear from you!
American Education Week (November 13-19):
Every year, American Education Week is held the week before Thanksgiving. What a wonderful opportunity for us to express our gratitude to those who have chosen to teach, to work with a child, to drive a school bus or serve a meal. It's also a great opportunity for me to express the gratitude we have here at MASA for the work of our school leaders. As we know, it is a challenging time to be a school leader. We are grateful for your insight, your ability to collaborate and problem solve, and your willingness to show up each day to do your best to ensure every child receives the best we can offer them every day.
|MASA & MASE Membership Renewal | Renew online!|
|Business Partner Renewal Online!|
|November||Native American Heritage Month/American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month|
|November 13-19||American Education Week|
|November 17||National Parent Involvement Day|
|November 18||Substitute Educators’ Day|
|November 20||World Children’s Day|
|November 18||MASA Nominating Committee Meeting | Virtual | 10:15-11:30 am|
|November 22||MASA Legislative Committee Meeting #2 | Quora Education Center | 9 am - 1pm|
|November 22||Professional Dialogue with Willie Jett | Session 1 | 9 - 10 am | Virtual|
|December 1||Human Rights Month & Learn a Foreign Language Month|
|December 2||Special Education Day|
|December 3||International Day of People with Disabilities|
|December 5||International Volunteer Day|
|December 5-11||Computer Science Education Week|
|December 7||MASA Board of Director's Meeting | Quora Education Center | 11 am - 3 pm|
|December 9||Great Start Cohort #5 | Minneapolis Marriott NW|
|December 13||MASA BIPOC Affinity Group | 7:30 - 8:30 am | Register|
|December 13||MASA Women's Leadership Network | 9 - 10 am | Register|
|December 20||Professional Dialogue with Willie Jett | Session 2 | 9 - 10 am | Virtual|
|December 26 - Jan 1||Kwanzaa|
|January||National Mentoring Month (#MentoringMonth, #MentorIRL) | Thank You Month|
|January 5, 2023||MASA Foundation Board Meeting | Quora Education Center | 11 am - 1 pm|
|January 17||Professional Dialogue with Willie Jett | Session 3 | 9 - 10 am | Virtual|
|February 16-23||AASA NCE | San Antonio, TX|
|February 17||MN State Breakfast at AASA NCE | San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter | 7:30 - 8:30 am|
|February 21||Professional Dialogue with Willie Jett | Session 4 | 9 - 10 am | Virtual|
|February 27||MASA/MSHSL Executive Officers Meeting|
|March 8, 2023||Great Start Cohort #6 | Finance Academy #3 | Minneapolis Marriott NW|
|March 8, 2023||MASA Board of Director's Meeting | Minneapolis Marriott NW | 11 am - 4 pm|
|March 9-10, 2023||MASA/MASE Spring Conference | Minneapolis Marriott NW|
|March 21, 2023||Professional Dialogue with Willie Jett | Session 5 | 9 - 10 am | Virtual|
|April 11, 2023||Professional Dialogue with Willie Jett | Session 6 | 9 - 10 am | Virtual|
|April 11, 2023||MASA Nominations Committee Meeting | Quora Education Center | 12 - 1:30 pm|
|April 13, 2023||MASA Foundation Board Meeting | Quora Education Center | 11 am - 1 pm|
|April 19, 2023||MASA Executive Development Committee Meeting | Virtual
|April 27, 2023||Great Start Cohort #7 | Quora Education Center|
|May 1, 2023||MASA/MSHSL Executive Officer Meeting|
|May 16, 2023||Professional Dialogue with Willie Jett | Session 7 | 9 - 10 am | Virtual|
|June 20, 2023||Professional Dialogue with Willie Jett | Session 8 | 9 - 10 am | Virtual|