The MNSAA Mission
The mission of the Minnesota Nonpublic School Accrediting Association is to be a catalyst for enhancing the quality of K-12 nonpublic education in Minnesota through a comprehensive accreditation process.
Accreditation is a framework for the best possible educational program for learners. In addition to delivering recognized credibility of the quality of a school program in the eyes of stakeholders and the public, accreditation also offers outside objective validation that a school has met high standards and is actively seeking a quality educational program.
Inspiring Effective Leaders
Friday, November 5, 2021
MNSAA Annual Conference
Annually, over 250 nonpublic school administrators, serving thousands of Preschool through Grade 12 students from across Minnesota come together for MNSAA’s Annual Conference. Attendees can anticipate reflecting on school improvement and engaging in professional development opportunities. School leaders and master teachers will focus on best educational practices. Again in 2021, we are offering a reduced rate for schools who bring a team of 10 or more.
Welcome Our Speakers to Inspire Us!
We are delighted that Dr. Eric Twadell will be returning to us in 2021 as our Keynote speaker. Eric, PhD, is superintendent of Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois. He has been a social studies teacher, curriculum director, and assistant superintendent for leadership and organizational development. His recent books include Proficiency Based Instruction, Proficiency Based Grading in the Content Areas, Pathways to Proficiency, Leading by Design, and so much more. We have much to learn from his amazing work!
Dr. Julene Nolan will also be back with us in 2021. Jules is a psychologist and partner at Phoenix School Counseling. During these COVID years that have inflicted high social-emotional needs on our learners, her expertise is highly valued. We are grateful for her consistent willingness to share her expertise at our annual conference.
It is with delight that we welcome Matt Birk as a 2021 speaker. Matt parlays his diverse experiences culled from winning championships, creating partnerships, and educating others into a memorable message that connects with attendees and transforms audiences. He speaks to organizations across the country about the value of true inspiration, lasting leadership principles, the dynamics of teamwork, and fulfilling potential