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MASA Executive Director

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In 2016-17, we had 7,023 Michigan teachers leaving the profession (retired/other job), while only 5,094 became cert… https://t.co/TbeNpKK5Lz
Retweeted by Chris Wigent @MichCapCon please take a look at this data. @MASASupts https://t.co/bRYmVJQz2T
8/22
2019
@GLEP_MI @GovWhitmer Thank you for your support and advocacy on this issue. @MASASuptsDon't miss the Webinar: Superintendent's Role and Responsibilities for Cybersecurity Wednesday at 12. Can't join us… https://t.co/1gkT5eJJ4u
Retweeted by Chris WigentOpinion: Enough is enough – don’t fix Michigan's roads with classroom dollars https://t.co/Cy13hKKNeY via @BridgeMichigan
Retweeted by Chris WigentIf the legislature is so intent on an A-F accountability system, let’s start with factual reporting. No teacher sho… https://t.co/60GU9ROZAh
8/20
2019
@melissadowEDU @MASASupts If you available, please make plans to attend the MASA Midwinter Conference in Detroit January 22-24!
8/19
2019
Peter Spadafore: Measure the school year in days, not hotel stays https://t.co/e7i6fED8E7 via @crainsdetroit
8/18
2019
@TeacherCrusader @MEALeaders Thank you so very much for the invitation and the collaborative spirit! @MASASupts
8/16
2019
@tebotweets Great idea!
8/15
2019
@LoriAHiggins I hear you, but your presence was greatly appreciated!Opinion: Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey’s idea doesn’t fix the damn roads – it kicks the can down the damn roa… https://t.co/HGV2Myb2PN
Retweeted by Chris WigentJust a reminder, Michigan school districts have been without a budget from the state for 42 days. The state runs ou… https://t.co/xkYmTptG7f
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8/12
2019
@MsNMcKinney @GovWhitmer @UnitedWaySEM Great choice - congratulations Nicole!Enough is Enough: Don't Fix Roads With Classroom Dollars. Read more of this guest editorial from @MASB Executive… https://t.co/BpRGC190yi
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8/10
2019
@DrBradJohnson And, we appreciate the many educators who are doing great things for students & hope that the reade… https://t.co/3XChXRBHic @PeterSpadafore do you mean like starting to appropriately tax sporting events, concert tickets, rounds of golf, e… https://t.co/z4WivzL0hX
8/8
2019
This is so well-deserved. Peter does an outstanding job for MASA and its members. Kudos to you Peter and please kee… https://t.co/6vrW6kfNlw
8/7
2019
@DrMaleyko @DearbornSchools @DouglasReeves This is quality work. Thank you for your continued leadership not only i… https://t.co/3GMK4oXWnF @wendyzdeb ❤️
8/4
2019
@GLEP_MI There is already an accountability system approved & required at the Federal level. This A-F scheme was ru… https://t.co/sWEpz1VNBJ @DSISDSuper @massp I can give you a screen shot of my presentation if you want to send that out too! Ha!!!!! Nice to see it Doug.
8/1
2019
Very proud of all of you! The service spirit of MASA hard at work! https://t.co/BtNrZqsXSuExperts in communications, finance, equity & legal issues: Submit an RFP to present at the MASA Central Office Conf… https://t.co/tcFP4orHyN
Retweeted by Chris WigentDr. David Arsen from MSU is addressing the UP Administrators Academy on the topic of school funding. “Michigan Scho… https://t.co/AxZE4QEkFcPresenting at the UP Administrators Academy with a great group of educational leaders who are focused on their prof… https://t.co/rqNt4EyC9Z
7/30
2019
@DetroitEducator @Dr_Vitti It is indeed a non-starter and a deal breaker. I have a lot of respect for how difficult… https://t.co/xzIJR1X7xJ
7/25
2019
@blocht574 That’s a great question Todd. I think that we absolutely have to take this job seriously, passionately,… https://t.co/gKfn3QT0tt
7/24
2019
@GLEP_MI Closer to home, the MI State Supreme Ct has agreed to hear the case that Ed Associations, Labor Unions, th… https://t.co/WUxJH04dU6
7/23
2019
New MI State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice will join us at the #MASALeads 2019 Fall Conference in Traverse City t… https://t.co/vS3ZM66UGy
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7/19
2019
@GLEP_MI A good start would be giving all school districts the option to start before Labor Day. @MASALeads #LocalControl
7/18
2019
Please read and become familiar with the details of this scheme, and then call your legislators to express your con… https://t.co/FCgZGY0B8g
7/17
2019
@kstew_edu Yes, yes it does. Thank you for the reminder. @Noellerson If he passes the test, will you reward Theo with a trip to NH?
7/16
2019
It's not too late to register! Start your superintendency on the right foot with the help of #MASALeads' New Superi… https://t.co/vJyIbBnffz
Retweeted by Chris Wigent @PeterSpadafore @Allbirds I’ve heard of reimbursement for mileage, but I’ve never received a request for reimbursement by steps until now!!
7/10
2019
The answer is No!! :) https://t.co/UWBc7y0hZj“Who’s here from Michigan?” We got to raise our hands, as it turns out that Michigan leads the pack for disinvest… https://t.co/Cn1KKOGMUO
Retweeted by Chris Wigent“Michigan has shown the biggest decline in effort” for school funding over the last 15 years. Let’s try to lead i… https://t.co/yanH9Rc4Nu
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7/9
2019
@glasr333 @EastchesterUFSD @Eagle___Nation @EmSprincipals @CSmithMo @EUFSD_ASCI @EUFSDGuidance Michigan’s loss, Eas… https://t.co/sT8TbMbvOM
7/5
2019
@teacherpolicy @nancyflanagan How about legislators & other policy makers quit approving laws & rules they “think”… https://t.co/F6NCgwMjTp
7/4
2019
@katherin_mohney Congratulations @katherin_mohney Please let us know if we can do anything to help support you in y… https://t.co/FFc07LR6un @KathySurd Our loss, your family’s gain! Thank you for all that you have done for public education during your career. Enjoy!
7/1
2019
AASA invites you to nominate a candidate for the 2020 Educational Administration Scholarship, an award recognizing… https://t.co/damjbQelwd
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6/30
2019
Superintendents’ Panel at #EDCon19 listening to these great educational leaders and their experiences. Flat Rock’s… https://t.co/qRTFvppPkv
Retweeted by Chris WigentBreaking News: the Michigan State Supreme Court just decided that they will hear the legal action that MASA and man… https://t.co/rSBvkTFoVEState Supt Alles explaining @ the state wide principal conf why we have 2 accreditation systems. One that was put i… https://t.co/CUyNj6sktG
6/25
2019
Whitmer blasts legislative education budget proposals: https://t.co/rOc6MromGF #MichEd #MASALeads
Retweeted by Chris Wigent @GLEP_MI So is it your position that schools are currently adequately funded? @MASALeadsLooking forward to facilitating a breakout at #EdCon19. "Superintendent's Panel-Up Close & Personal" will provide i… https://t.co/YGBvyzyLeu
6/19
2019
@PeterSpadafore Supertramp!
6/17
2019
My oldest son Patrick graduated from Carleton College (MN) this morning. Impressive liberal arts institution. Time… https://t.co/Etby9hsT3j
6/15
2019
@PeterSpadafore True story!
6/12
2019
@massp Even the goofy uncle? @BusinessBarr @fpssup @FPSInformation George will definitely be missed. High quality person and leader.
6/11
2019
@kennethgutman @glasr333 Nothing but the best to @glasr333 It is difficult to see you leave Michigan. @MASALeads @bhschools #QualityLeader🚨 MASA, MAISA, MASB, MASSP: Students shouldn’t suffer in order to fix Michigan roads #MASAGov #MichEd #MILeghttps://t.co/zI9gDWvaHH
Retweeted by Chris Wigent @GLEP_MI Michigan’s House of Representatives jeopardizes the future of weighted funding for public schools in Michi… https://t.co/hIHNDq1sq1
6/7
2019
We’ve seen this movie too many times. Funding schools appropriately is long overdue & it is time to make the change… https://t.co/n7xYAGlpzI
6/6
2019
Michigan education chief Rice ready to steer schools through 'existential moment' https://t.co/92eEawStU4 via @detroitnews
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6/3
2019
At the Launch Michigan press conference. A bipartisan group of education (including MASA), business and philanthrop… https://t.co/cFCNkHfkHTChairs of “Launch Michigan” discussing how business, education, union, and other leaders can work collaboratively t… https://t.co/SsntCunbJDJeb Bush says his 3rd grade reading law is "very effective." But, the bulk of the research shows that there may be… https://t.co/aiAbX6yR1l
Retweeted by Chris Wigent @RobertShaner2 We all need to tell our positive stories about public education. Great things are happening in our s… https://t.co/QKs8aG9zeUJeb Bush, former Governor from FL is sharing his wisdom about what was done in Florida to “overhaul” public educati… https://t.co/0QWonePFxVMis-NAEPery rears it’s head again at #mpc19. Think MI NAEP scores mean #miched is failing? Think again and read thi… https://t.co/zVbXr4tZRe
Retweeted by Chris WigentGetting ready to spend the next 2 hours hearing & talking about the “Education Crisis” in MI at the Detroit Chamber… https://t.co/Z2p00abFCVDetroit Mayor Duggan telling a phenomenal story about the Detroit comeback. Great leadership, business leaders supp… https://t.co/XO8r93nRPlWe are hoping and working very hard to ensure that this is finally the year when we move from our outdated system o… https://t.co/AW2JVn8413
5/30
2019
Look at these skills and traits that parents want for their children. Let’s work to free up time for educators wher… https://t.co/mRV1wJARRcOn Mackinac Island participating in the annual Detroit Regional Chamber Policy Conference. Attending a session focu… https://t.co/zGi0d1YdIQ
5/29
2019
@OrwellAcademy The entire Inkster School District was dissolved several years ago because of a somewhat similar sit… https://t.co/w5at8yXHHk
5/28
2019
@SupfromYup @wendyzdeb https://t.co/lV5IuHmIa9
5/25
2019
Our membership renewals are on the way! Thank you for your membership & continued support to help make this an effe… https://t.co/rFvjveZtbd
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5/23
2019
@SuperScot You are a Supernintendo!
5/18
2019
@MASALeads @kstew_edu https://t.co/sQXdyM3V5c.@mieducation sent out information on the snow day waiver process- please note webinars are being offered and an FA… https://t.co/FJfXDTO2Jx
Retweeted by Chris Wigent @Dr_Vitti @ChadLivengood This goes way, way back. Another bait and switch on K-12 public education funding. @MASALeads @GLEP_MI Have you been in any public schools lately to see what is exactly happening? Easy to broad brush the “educ… https://t.co/6wsUkM0gou @kstew_edu These are all great comments and the questions should be answered. @MASALeads @MASB This is very sad. We last saw Mark after the MASA/MASB conference in Detroit. He was very positive about the… https://t.co/fFJznjAz3D
5/17
2019
@OrioleSupt @MASALeads Well-deserved!
5/16
2019
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Wait, you thought it was last week? Well it was, but we need to make sure to appre… https://t.co/Lo7g2dy3S8
5/13
2019
@JeffreyJCollier @AASAHQ @MASALeads @StartandSpaces The recognition is well deserved! Congratulations and keep up t… https://t.co/cHUOemy64F
5/11
2019
This afternoon, @GovWhitmer signed House Bill 4206 to forgive four additional snow days that occurred while the sta… https://t.co/4eSQQl3DaC
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5/10
2019
HB 4369 - a bill to completely repeal the Labor Day start prohibition has just passed the House Education Committee (12-3-0). #MILeg #MichEd
Retweeted by Chris Wigent @LoriAHiggins Welcome to our world - glad you are there! @MASALeadsIf you are a taxpayer in one of the 84 districts that has a $ proposal before the voters today, I would strongly en… https://t.co/J3GZMiC4gOHB 4206–the snow day bill–has not yet been presented to @GovWhitmer. As soon as it’s signed we will let the members… https://t.co/6LMtVkZ6pk
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5/7
2019
@ChrisGreigMI37 Thank you so very much. @MASALeads @ChrisGreigMI37 I wish we could take the same stance on education. Legislators are not trained educators. @wendyzdeb Same, my love. I’ll be back! ❤️
5/4
2019
@nceglarek @MASALeads @AASAHQ @paddlingsupt @Noellerson @KsandvikBESD33 Nick, thank you to you and the other Michig… https://t.co/keuYC0Fztt
5/2
2019
Getting ready to present the “Principles of Education” session at the MSBO Conference in GR with @wendyzdeb Looking… https://t.co/Gpua3gcwKH
4/30
2019
@OrwellAcademy The Peter Principle in action.
4/29
2019
@MrCarlsonSHS Finish strong!
4/27
2019
Facilitating with @tkerr68 at a meeting with State Association Directors from around the US to learn about national… https://t.co/lheBFR5rqQ
4/23
2019
Great to see Governor Whitmer at Flat Rock Schools speaking about her budget plan which includes a real commitment… https://t.co/JjtEtw5jkf
4/22
2019
@wendyzdeb Me too.
4/20
2019
MASA today announced its support for @GovWhitmer’s 2020 budget proposal, which includes a $507 million investment i… https://t.co/5bKEKNN51Y
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4/19
2019

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