MAASE is a statewide professional educational organization affiliated with the National Council of Administrators of Special Education and the Council for Exceptional Children.
Our Four Focus Areas
High Quality Student Evaluations
Specially Designed Instruction (SDI)
Read about our latest news and events within the MAASE community.
The Board of Directors has determined that MAASE events will be held virtually for the foreseeable future. To simplify the registration process and use only one Zoom link, the schedule will be as follows (times may change slightly):
- 8:00-9:00 – MDE Office of Special Education Update
- 9:00-10:00 – MAASE General Membership Meeting (including legislative updates)
- 10:00-10:15 – Break
- 10:15-1:00 – Professional Learning (Developing Leaders topics taken through the chat feature)
- 1:00-1:30 – Lunch
- 1:30-2:30 – Developing Leaders (3 breakouts)
Please mark your calendar:
- Tuesday, October 13, 2020
- Tuesday, December 8, 2020
- Tuesday, February 9, 2021
- Tuesday, April 13, 2021
- Tuesday, June 8, 2021
One fee of $70 will be charged for the day for all membership categories (voting, non-voting and guests). Registration will be available on the website later this week.
Note: Board of Directors will meet virtually at 4:00 pm on Mondays prior to Tuesday events.
The MAASE Professional Learning committee is excited to introduce the 2020-2021 Professional Learning Series focused on the power and promise of collective efficacy to acquire knowledge, develop skills, build capacity and summon will for the influential leader in each of us, and influencing the behaviors of those around us.
Engage in the process of professional and personal growth with your MAASE colleagues and learn how to increase your capacity to develop collective efficacy competencies for yourself and the ability to cultivate competencies in others. The power and promise of collective efficacy are the communal beliefs and behaviors evident in a systemic transformative culture where the impact leads the way to improved educational outcomes.
Note: It is anticipated that professional learning will be presented virtually (via Zoom) for the 2020-21 year.
On July 8, 2020, MAASE joined MASA (Michigan Association of School Administrators) in support of the Michigan Attorney General’s filing of a lawsuit against Secretary DeVos and the US Department of Education for the inconsistent guidance around distributing CARES Act dollars to private schools. Both CASE and CEC also have long-standing positions against the use of public dollars for private schools.
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Abby Cypher has been selected and approved to serve as the next Executive Director of MAASE.
Abby will begin her new role on July 1, 2020 and work along side the Board of Directors and Executive Associate, Sue Leach, to carry out the mission and vision of the organization.
For nearly 15 years, Ms. Cypher has been a MAASE member and actively participated and served in leadership roles. She brings a wealth of knowledge and diverse experience at the local and county level.
Abby is passionate about legislative advocacy. She cares deeply about special educators and wants to dedicate the rest of her career ensuring barriers are removed, so that the good work of supporting students can be accomplished!
Abby can be reached at: MAASE.AbbyCypher@gmail.com
The MAASE Four Focus Areas White Paper was approved by the Board in February 2018.
Your comments to the Four Focus Areas Project Team are welcomed: Becky Smith, Co-chair, Brenda Tarsa, Tammy Hazley, & Bob Fall