The 2019-20 MASA Committee Sign-up is now available online. If you are interested in serving on a MASA committee, please fill out the short survey with your committee interests.

The committee sign-up will close at 4 pm on July 1, 2019.

Each committee has at least 18 members, including two from each of our nine regions. Committee terms are for two years. If you are currently serving your first term year, you will continue on that committee for the second term year. Please refer to if you are unsure of your current committee standing.

Committee options and duties include:

Executive Development Committee
2019-20 Chair: Emily McDonald, Assistant Superintendent, Lakeville Area Public Schools

  • The Executive Development Committee works with the association staff to support excellent professional development for MASA members. Committee members assess member needs, review current services, explore possible additional services, and review the bylaws and recommend changes when appropriate. Committee members also advise and inform the process of planning conferences, workshops, and other means of providing a diverse and meaningful menu of learning options.

Nominating Committee
2019-20 Chair: Doug Froke, Superintendent, Detroit Lakes Public Schools

  • The Nominating Committee is responsible for conducting the nomination process for association officers and annual awards.

Federal Advocacy Committee
2019-20 Chair: Wayne Kazmierczak, Superintendent, White Bear Lake Area Schools

  • The Federal Advocacy Committee is responsible for establishing communications with Minnesota’s eight U.S. Congresspersons and Minnesota’s U.S. Senators. As more federal legislation is enacted that impacts local schools, we need a better, and unified voice, to influence legislation at the national level.

Legislative Committee
2019-20 Chair: Ann-Marie Foucault, Superintendent, St. Michael-Albertville Schools

Finance Sub-Committee Chair: Ann-Marie Foucault, Superintendent, St. Michael-Albertville Schools
Policy Sub-Committee Chair: Beth Giese, Superintendent, Cannon Falls Area Schools

  • The Legislative Committee is responsible for developing organizational position statements reflecting the view of MASA membership. The Committee identifies issues, gathers information, solicits input from members, and conducts research. The Committee develops the written legislative priorities (educational position statements and platform) in preparation for publishing and distribution to members, legislators, other policy makers and other agencies as appropriate, prior to and during the legislative session. Committee members may be asked to provide written or oral testimony to policy makers.

MASA Foundation Board
2019-20 Chair: John Christiansen, MASA Retiree

  • The mission of the 501(c)(3) School Administrators Charitable and Educational Foundation is to enhance the leadership development of educational administrators, to encourage and support individuals interested in careers in teaching or educational administration, to enhance the role and image of educational administrators, and to conduct research and provide information to policymakers and the public at large. Our goal is statewide representation to lead the Foundation in meeting its goals.

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