Thank you for making the MASA 2017 Midwinter Conference a success!
The 2017 Midwinter Conference took place on January 25-27, 2017 at the Amway Grand in Grand Rapids.

We took a chance and tried something new: MASA’s ED Talks featuring 10-minute talks by six superintendents. The risk paid off — the ED Talks were a big hit with conference attendees.

2017 Midwinter ED Talks

How to Set up Effective Educational Systems that are Accountable and Bring about Results.

Math In The Mail.

The Power of Collaboration.

Embrace Innovation in Education.

School Choice-Scholarship or Segregation?.

Restore to Transform: The Impact of Restorative Practices on Students and Educators.

You can also watch the videos here.

Additional presentations and learning session materials are available on the conference app for download here.

“Defining the Future of Public Education in Michigan” Panel Discussion

Facilitated by MASA’s Associate Executive Director for Government Relations Peter Spatafore, this panel discussion during the general session on January 27, 2017 included insights and perspectives about the state of public education. The panel included State Superintendent Brian Whiston, State Representative Daniela Garcia, Executive Director of the Education Midwest Trust Amber Arellano, and the Director of Government Affairs at Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Allie Bush.

Michigan Superintendent of the Year

Dr. Robert Glass (Bloomfield Hills Schools) was presented the 2017 Superintendent of the Year Award at the Midwinter Conference.
Read his inspiring remarks here.

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Dr. Michael Rice (Kalamazoo Public Schools), the MASA Superintendent of the Year for 2016, shared lessons learned over his years in public education.

Read his insightful remarks here.

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