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

February 10, 2017

 

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. That is a tall order and it is easy to get lost in that mission and to even become overwhelmed. So many important things grab our attention in a given day, but don’t lose heart, meaningful change that is good for students with disabilities is possible.

Can you imagine student evaluations that identify key student needs that illuminate the path to powerful and innovative instruction? Can you imagine innovative instruction delivered in a compelling and engaging manner? Can you imagine being totally confident that the programs and services we fight so hard to financially support deliver exactly what we expect them to deliver? It is possible through Simple Improvement Together. Can’t you just hear the inspirational and motivating music in the background?

This may seem like lofty questions and imaginations, but I would argue these are the very reason why many of us entered the educational field. These are the things that excited our creative juices and bring smiles to our faces and maybe a tear to the eye. MAASE is that collaborative body of fellow administrators where we help each other keep the proper orientation or focus on students. It is the place where we help each other observe the world as it truly is, but dream of how it could be. It is the place where we decide how to change the future, sometimes with success and other times with failure, but always together. It is the place where we learn to act in powerful and responsive ways.

Each time I am at MAASE I couldn’t be more proud to be a member and more humbled to have the opportunity to serve so many high skilled and talented administrators. You are creative, hardworking, and the best support that any special education administrator could hope for.

Remember, Simple Improvement Together.


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