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 Brenda Tarsa
Brenda Tarsa

July 1, 2018

As I write my first President’s Corner message, summer has revealed itself with all its grandeur. The temperature has skyrocketed to 95° with a heat index of 100°. It is boiling hot out! Recently, a co-worker of mine shared one of her favorite books with me: 212° the extra degree by Sam Parker and Mac Anderson. It is a quick read but provides important advice to live and work by. The premise of the book is that at 211° water is hot. If you are able to turn up the heat one more degree, water will begin to boil and produce steam which creates enough power to mo... More[+]