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.

The generosity of our members allows the MASA Foundation to award grants to individual members to further their professional development. These grants provide up to $750 to members with particular needs that cannot be otherwise met by their districts, allowing members to participate in conferences, workshops and training opportunities they may have otherwise been denied.

The MASA Foundation will provide up to 10 grants to members this year for professional development experiences that you would not be able to access through your district or that are unique learning opportunities. Grants can range from $500-$750. To apply, simply submit a one page summary of your intended experience and either mail or fax it to the MASA offices (651- 645-7518) or email Deb Henton (, and the Foundation Grant Committee will consider it in a timely manner.

Please note that due to the low number of applicants, the MASA Foundation will not longer be providing scholarships to MASA members. The Foundation will now be supporting the work of the MASA’s Equity and Excellence in Education Network (Triple EEE).

More information can be found at

Chair (20-21)
James Johnson, Assistant Professor, St. Cloud State University

Scott Thielman, Superintendent, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools

Chair-Elect (20-21)
Janet Mohr, Retiree

2017-23, Krin Abraham, Superintendent, Houston Public Schools

2020-23, Gary Amoroso, Retiree

2006-21, Don Bungum, Retiree

2020-23, Cliff Carmody, Executive Director, SWWC Service Cooperative

2020-23, Ranae Case Evenson, Superintendent, Jordan Public Schools

2009-21, Robert Cavanna, Retiree

2007-22, John Christiansen, Retiree

2012-21, Marty Duncan, Retiree

2017-23, Rachel Gorton, Instructional Technology Coordinator, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District

2020-23, Amy Hansen-Bhutta, Account Executive, NWEA

2019-22, Heather Harms, Director of Special Education, Waseca Public Schools

2017-23, Jen Hegna, Dir.of Info. & Learning Technology, Byron Public Schools

2008-23, Mike Hoheisel, Managing Director, Robert W. Baird & Co.

2004-22, Dale Jensen, Retiree

2005-23, Antoinette Johns, Retiree

2011-23, Charles Kyte, Retiree

2019-22, Shelly Maes, Manager, Member Services, SWWC Service Cooperative

2007-22, Allen Ralston, Retiree

2012-21, Diane Rauschenfels, Retiree

2012-21, Harold Remme, Retiree

2008-23, Chris Richardson, Retiree

2007-22, Charles Rick, Retiree, Perpich Center for Arts Education

2020-23, Mark Ristau, Superintendent, Medford Public Schools

2017-23, Kelly Smith, Director, Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors

2007-22, John Thein, Retiree

2016-22, Rachel Udstuen, Superintendent, Spring Grove Public Schools

2018-21, Steve Unowsky, Superintendent, Richfield Public Schools

2020-23, Patrick Walsh, Superintendent, BBE Public Schools

2005-23, Ed Waltman, Retiree

2017-23, Shawn Yates, Superintendent, Warroad Public Schools

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