It’s Winter in Minnesota!
Welcome to an excellent learning season!
2016 Annual Conference!
Nurturing Learners & Leaders
Our conference was a huge success in November 2016. Keynote speaker, Sarah How from Open Door Consulting, hit a home run as she shared her experience and expertise. Our school leaders, principals, teachers, exhibitors and speakers reported the day was an exceptional opportunity for interfacing with colleagues from across the state, gathering information to guide best educational practices in their schools, and re-energized for the long winter months ahead. We were amazed by the graciousness extended to all by the Our Lady of Grace school community. We felt warmly welcomed and delighted to learn in their school.
“Welcome New Board Members!”
MNSAA Board of Directors
At the 2016 Annual Business Meeting, three directors were elected to serve three year terms of service on the MNSAA Board of Directors from 2016-2019. We are very grateful for the ongoing service of incumbents, Diane Lee (St. Anne School, LeSueur) and Todd Russ (St. Croix Lutheran 6-12 School, West St. Paul). New to our board this year is Julianne Blazevic (St. James School, Duluth) and Paul Menard (Lourdes High School, Rochester). We are already finding their new voices to be valuable and formative to our Association. The board will be engaging in a two-day think and work tank when they go on retreat in early March. Please always feel comfortable reaching out to any director with your questions.
News & Notes from MNSAA
Are you receiving our monthly news and information reports in your email Inbox? The “Accredit Memo” is now being sent electronically via Constant Contact. Every report indicates the information provided is valued and useful. Please feel free to contact me if you are not receiving our distributions.
2017 Annual Progress Report
Time to Update Your School Strategic Plan
Sometimes, in spite of our best intentions, our School Strategic Plan for improvement can fall to the bottom of your “to do” list. In preparation for reporting in June, now is an excellent time to dust it off and makes sure that you are on track with your school’s improvement initiatives scheduled for this year. A best practice is to bring this document forward to all board meetings and regularly to faculty and staff meetings. Stakeholder understanding and buy-in to the plan is essential.
It is my sincere hope that you will abundant blessings this academic year! As always, feel free to contact me!
Sarah W. Mueller
REGISTER and pay before October 1st to capture a reduced rate for the 2017 MNSAA Conference!! We are in the final stages of planning our conference and already anticipating exceptional professional development sessions and the largest exposition ever! [...]
Earlier this month, member schools were sent a mailing from MNSAA. Contained in a large white envelope look for your school's accreditation certificate for 2017-18, an invoice for annual dues, a printed registration form for our conference, and [...]
Beat the rush! File your Basic Information Report before your halls are filled with learners! Follow these instructions... Choose your resource for electronically completing this year's Basic Information Report: Word Form: Download this protected Word [...]
Watch for your MNSAA Back to School packet to come your way soon! Enclosed find your Annual Progress Report Response. Also find your Annual Dues invoice, Statement of Compliance, and opportunity to register for our Annual Conference at Our Lady [...]
Another exciting Annual Conference is being lined up. Speakers and exhibitors are eagerly preparing to provide you with an exceptional day of professional development, networking, and inspiring you to motivate your team! Visit our Conference [...]
All posted Annual Progress Reports were read and responded to in June and July. School principals received a personal email advising of MNSAA's findings and any requirements for follow-up. Schools were also advised of any additional recommendations [...]