MASS Strategic Plan 2015-2018 

Mission: Making All Schools Successful
Goal 1: Increase the recruitment and retention of quality superintendents.
          a. Enhance the ability of retirees to reenter the educational field.
          b. Develop support for recruitment of potential superintendents from teacher and principal ranks.
          c. Provide mentoring for superintendent candidates.
          d. Improve reciprocity for out of state certification.
Goal 2: Increase active involvement in MASS
          a. Contact all new superintendents and connect them to MASS.
          b. Identify absent and inactive members. Make personal contact and provide outreach by regional president or designee.
          c. Design regional meeting agendas to meet membership interests. Collaborate with member to plan agendas.
          d. Help facilitate and implement SAM advocacy efforts.
Goal 3: Work with the University System and Departments of Education to address the need for highly qualified teachers and educational leaders.
          a. Communicate the need to prepare more educators in high need specialty fields.
          b. Form a partnership with colleges of education to help prepare future educators.
          c. Create open lines of communication with colleges of education regarding curriculum and instructional needs.
          d. Encourage the university system to use MASS as a resource in educational leadership programs.
Goal 4: Enhance the image of the superintendent
          a. Promote professionalism, ethics, and integrity of the superintendency.
          b. Encourage proactive communication with local communities on educational issues.
Proposed by MASS Strategic Planning Committee on June 12, 2015
Randy Cline, President
Laurie Barron, President Elect
Rick Duncan, Past President
Tiffani Anderson
Robert DoBell
Ross Farber
Brad Moore
Tobin Novasio
Approved by the MASS membership on September 15, 2015
MASS 2011-14 Goals 

GOAL #1:  Increase the number of educators who want to become Superintendents.

Goal #2:   MASS technological communication improvements.     

  • Improved communication with membership
  • Increased links and relationships between communities and schools

Goal #3:  Work with the University System and Departments of Education to address the need for highly qualified teachers.
Goal #4:  Enhance the image of the superintendent.



MASS Mission Statement:
Adopted:  June 14, 2006


Making  All  Schools  Successful 

by  Promoting School Leadership




2006-2007 Goals and Action Plan:


Goal #1: 

Help solve school funding issue by increasing legislative opportunities.

Action #1:       Develop a MASS message to legislators by September 2006

                                 Work Group:  Darrell Rud

                                                         Jerry Pease

                                                         Bruce Messinger

 Action #2:       MASS members will be assigned to develop one-on-one relationship with legislative candidates and elected legislators. 


Goal #2:

Professional Development and training for MASS membership.

Action #1:       Survey MASS membership through Zoomerang to find out the following:

*MASS board will provide input about survey questions to Darrell and Julie.  Survey will be completed by December, 2006.

1.      What training is needed?

2.      What training has impact in the field?

3.      What types of training are missing?

4.      What are the contemporary issues?

5.      How is the training best delivered?

a.      regionally

b.      through technology

c.      attending conferences

d.      utilizing the university system


Goal #3:

Increase active involvement in MASS

Action #1:       Contact all new superintendents and connect them to MASS.


Action #2:       Identify absent and inactive members.  Make personal contact and do outreach by regional president or designee.


Action #3:       Move regional meeting locations near inactive members.


Action #4:       Design regional meeting agendas for membership interests.  Collaborate with members to plan agendas.


Goal #4:

Support for fellow administrators through ongoing mentoring and support.  

 Action #1:       Add questions to the membership survey to find out about the following:

1.      Supports needed by members.

2.      Supports lacking.

3.      A system for delivering support.

 Action #2:       Ongoing education for membership about the existing SAM mentor program structure.

Action #3:       MASS leaders extend outreach to new members.


Action #4:       By September develop a list of ‘experts’ available by district.   


Action #5:       Use MASS website to offer expertise to members.