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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Four Focus Areas

President's Corner

MAASE President Andrew Claes
Andrew Claes

November 26, 2017

As we finish the Thanksgiving leftovers and prepare for the Holiday Season, I am reminded again of how quickly time flies and all there is to be grateful for.  I am thankful for all of our colleagues within the MAASE organization.   I am grateful for the opportunity to learn and collaborate with the most dedicated and selfless professionals I know.  I am thankful for the tenacious character of those in our association, who take on the individual challenges of specific students and strive for systems change in order to better the lives of all students.  I am thankful for the new administrators who have chosen the profession and engage in the new learning opportunities.  I am grateful for the seasoned professionals who provide guidance, history, wisdom and leadership.  I am grateful for those who have seen a need and stepped into a role as committee chair, COP chair or facilitator at ED Camp.  I am thankful for those who attend our professional learning opportunities, engage in the conversation and struggle to improve the profession. I am thankful for the board members, their dedication, vision and guidance.  I am grateful for our partnership with CEC and CASE, our extended family that connects us to children and families across the state and  nation. I am thankful to our Executive Associate, Sue, who continues to keep us all organized, moving forward and attending to the details of day-to-day operations. I am grateful for public education’s dedication to all students and the enhancement of each individual's dignity, worth, and value in our society.  Finally, I am thankful for the opportunity to serve, this impressive organization, our members, and ultimately  our students.   

Thank you and Happy Holidays.  

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