Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators Names
Dr. Tina Kerr New Executive Director
LANSING, Mich.—The Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Tina Kerr as its new Executive Director effective July 1, 2020.
“We’re excited about the leadership, vision and continuity that Dr. Kerr will provide,” said MASA board president, Dr. Steven Matthews. “She is a proven educational leader who checks all of the boxes that our members are looking for in an executive leader. I couldn’t be happier for Dr. Kerr and for our members.”
Dr. Kerr brings more than 30 years of experience to the role and a familiarity with MASA, having served as its Deputy Executive Director since 2015 overseeing operations and various programs throughout Michigan. She is a dedicated advocate for public school students and has actively served alongside instructional leaders at the local, state and national levels on numerous educational boards and committees. Dr. Kerr holds a Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership from Michigan State University and a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University.
“I’m humbled to have been selected by the Executive Board to serve the membership of this outstanding organization,” said Dr. Kerr. “The opportunity to serve my fellow educational leaders throughout the state is extraordinary and I’m eager to get started.”
Dr. Kerr will transition into her new role with Chris Wigent, who announced his retirement from the post last July after serving MASA since 2015. His retirement will be effective in December, 2020.
The selection of Dr. Kerr is the culmination of a months-long search process conducted by Dr. Kevin O’Mara and Mr. Larry Lobert of School Exec Connect, a Chicago area firm chosen by the MASA Executive Board to find their next leader.
“Participation is what makes the process successful,” said Dr. O’Mara. “The input gathered from the MASA membership was exceptional and allowed us to identify a pool of highly-qualified candidates. The MASA Executive Board members then conducted extensive interviews with four finalists and selected Dr. Tina Kerr. The credit goes to them and to all those who took part in the process.”
About MASA: The Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators (MASA) provides “just-in-time” technical, personal and legal services to our members, in addition to government relations services, print and digital publications, and professional development opportunities targeted especially for Michigan’s top-level school leaders. MASA serves public school leaders in nearly 600 public school districts and intermediate school districts across the state, helping the leaders of Michigan’s most important public institutions get better results for our more than 1.5 million students.