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MASA Office Information
1001 Centennial Way, Suite 300
Lansing, MI 48917
Phone: (517) 327-5910
Fax: (517) 327-0779
Before joining MASA as Executive Director on March 9, 2015, Chris spent eight years as Superintendent of the Wayne Regional Educational Service Agency (WRESA). Prior to WRESA, Chris served as Superintendent at Calhoun ISD, Olivet Community Schools, and Dryden Community Schools. Chris actively serves on several education and community boards, and is also an instructor for the Michigan Association of School Boards, specializing in Board-Superintendent relationships. Chris is dedicated to supporting education leader and assisting them in the vital role of serving Michigan’s 1.5 million public school students.
William C. Miller, Ph.D.
Associate Executive Director, MASA
Executive Director MAISA
William is an associate director of MASA and the Executive Director of MAISA. Prior to this, he served as a distinguished administrator at Washtenaw ISD. In 2012, he was selected as the AdvancED Excellence in Education Award Winner for generating a common vision and mission for higher expectations among students, faculty, and the education community.
Tina Kerr, Ph.D.
Deputy Executive Director, MASA
Executive Director, MIEM
Dr. Tina Kerr joined the MASA staff in September 2015 to provide support to the MASA Executive Director and leadership for MASA's professional development collaborative, the Michigan Institute for Educational Management (MIEM). A former Michigan Superintendent of the Year, Tina brings to MASA nearly a decade of experience as a superintendent and extensive expertise in school district leadership.
Associate Executive for Government Relations
Brad is the legislative liaison for the Association. He follows legislation related to education issues, both policy and fiscal, and conveys the position of MASA on specific bills to the legislature. Brad also serves as a resource for superintendents to ascertain how a particular piece of legislation is expected to be implemented, or how it will impact the district.
Dr. Patricia Reeves
Contracted Associate Executive for Administrative Certification & Endorsement
Pat is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at Western Michigan University and contracts with MASA to develop Administrator Certification and Endorsement programs and services through MASA’s Courageous Journey project. Pat is assisted in this work by Chris Stephens who provides the MASA on-site coordination of Courageous Journey. Working with a team of faculty and advisors, Pat supports the MASA Professional Leadership Committee, and monitors processes that impact administrator preparation and development policy at the state and federal levels.
Assistant Director, Courageous Journey
Chris works with administrative certification and endorsement through MASA's Courageous Journey program. He works closely with all members of tier 1 and tier 2 of the Courageous Journey. He is engaged in the member support, training, recruitment, and record keeping for these programs.
Director of Communications
As Director of Communications, Linda provides leadership for MASA in developing and implementing communication and media systems to support MASA members. She serves as editor of the MASA Leader and other communications, assists with speaking events and coordinates media relations. Linda Works with the Membership Services Committee to research and review MASA's member services. She also serves as liaison to the Michigan School Public Relations Association (MSPRA).
Director of Business
Sheryl provides business and human resources services for MASA, MAISA and the Technology Readiness Infrastructure Grant (TRIG). Sheryl brings to the organizations a wide range of accounting experiences in K-12 education, including work at Calhoun ISD, Taylor Schools, Garden City Schools, and Brighton Schools.
MIEM Registrar/Adm. Assistant
As part of the MASA team, Danielle is the registrar for MIEM, and administrative secretary for Dan Pappas, MIEM Executive Director. She takes registrations for MIEM sponsored workshops and conferences that arrive by fax, mail and on-line. Call Danielle for registration information about MIEM conferences and workshops.
Diane Dick, CMP, CMS
Conference and Event Planner
Diane serves roles with both MASA and MIEM. Diane is the Event Coordinator and contact person for MASA's Fall and Mid-Winter Conference. Diane’s duties with MIEM also include event planning and on-site support.
Emily is the Legislative Liaison for MAISA and works as an advocate for its members. She communicates legislative priorities to lawmakers, ensures that members are kept informed, and tracks education related issues as they move. Before coming to MAISA she was a member of the legislature's policy staff.
Kristin plays an integral role in all the daily operations of MASA and MAISA staff and programs and is the primary point of contact for the Executive Directors of both associations. Kristin records minutes at all MASA and MAISA Board and membership meetings, and produces MAISA's InSiDe Update newsletter. She is also the Project Assistant for the Technology Readiness Infrastructure Grant (TRIG).
Technology and Design Coordinator
Phil is responsible for managing the technology initiatives, including web sites, for MASA, MAISA, and Michigan ASCD. He handles the layout and production of newsletters as well as the design for other printed and digital material. He is the technical administrator for digital communications, including all listservs and social networking tools.
Meagan assists with all MASA staff and programs, and also supports the courageous Journey. She sits at the front desk, ready with a smile and friendly greeting for everyone who enters the MASA offices.
Carly has been a part of the MASA team since July 2014 as a MIEM registrar and meeting planner for the Technology Readiness Infrastructure Grant. As of October 2015 she is now the new Administrative Assistant and front desk receptionist for MASA. She will also be assisting as the meeting planner for MASA Executive Board Meetings and the Board of Directors meetings for MAISA. With a Hospitality Business degree from Michigan State University, she brings a positive personable attitude to everyone who walks into the office.
Data, Sponsor and Accounts Coordinator
Sue is responsible for billing and invoicing for MASA, MAISA, and MSPRA memberships. She is integral in maintaining current member data in our system and can be contacted regarding updates to contact, billing, or other information. Sue handles the conference registrations for MASA and MSPRA. She also processes all incoming checks for MASA and MSPRA.