Michigan Association of Administrators of Special Education

MAASE is a statewide professional educational organization affiliated with the National Council of Administrators of Special Education and the Council for Exceptional Children. MAASE members are dedicated to the enhancement of the worth, dignity, potential, and uniqueness of each individual in society.

Those who receive special education services are individuals who possess basic rights and responsibilities, and who command respect at all times. Special education embraces the right to a free appropriate public education.

The Mission of MAASE is to provide leadership for the development and implementation of quality programs and services for students with disabilities within the total education community.

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President's Corner

MAASE President Eric Hoppstock
Eric Hoppstock

April 12, 2017


Garrison Keillor in his Prairie Home Companion radio show used to say, “Welcome to Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.” In this President’s Corner I would like to adapt that quote to say, “Welcome to MAASE where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the members ARE above average.” That is so true of my experience working with many exceptional administrators that strive to better themselves and their skills to better serve students and all the individuals associated with those students.

Leadership can be a lonely task filled job with apprehensions, doubt, and a lack of confidence in our abilities, but don’t lose heart in doing good. Like anything in life, skill comes with practice and practice requires repetition over time to perfect. Stay with it, you are not alone, and we are all in this together. Remember, it is about Simple Improvement Together.

To help us help you, consider taking a few brief moments to complete the survey that has been distributed to the membership. Just look up Sue Leach or MAASE in your email messages to find a link to the survey. If you can’t find it there, go to the MAASE Home Page, scroll down the page and you will find a hyperlink that will take you to the survey in the NEWS section. It only takes a few minutes of your time.

It is an honor to serve all of you, and you are all exceptional. I mean in a good way.

Remember, Simple Improvement Together.

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