Call for Applications: Board of Directors Election Information 2020


 

Deadline: 6 March 2020 at 5 p.m.

 

MASSP election season is just around the corner. Are you ready to take on a bigger role within the Association, be an advocate for your fellow administrators and help advance your career? Every year, one-third of the seats of the MASSP Board of Directors are up for election - It's almost time! This year MASSP is seeking candidates for: Region 8 Representative, Region 9 Representative, Region 11 Representative, Region 12 Representative, Assistant Principal East Representative and Middle Level Central Representative. For more information on each of these positions, the role of the MASSP Board of Directors and what the commitment entails, please read on. 

Overview:

Membership on the MASSP Board of Directors is a professional experience that is both challenging and rewarding. It is an opportunity to serve education through a leadership role in Michigan's largest building administrator organization. The effective presence of MASSP as a positive influence on Michigan's secondary schools depends in large measure upon the guidance of a highly qualified, well-informed Board of Directors and professional staff. Regardless of race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age or disability or veteran status, every professional member principal or assistant principal of MASSP is eligible to become a candidate for membership on the Board of Directors. Members of the Board take justifiable pride in the leadership they provide to the extremely divergent membership, as well as for the thousands of middle level and high school youth. Board members must be aware of, and attuned to, the regional needs and concerns of Michigan; the variety of job responsibilities of individual members; rural, urban, and suburban education; minority considerations; and MASSP's relationship with other professional organizations and our state government. 

Board Functions/Commitments:

The MASSP Board of Directors exists to help steer the direction of the Association. A prime requisite of candidates who wish to serve on the MASSP Board is a strong commitment to serve as each term is three years in length. It is also necessary that the candidate's Superintendent, Board of Education, other building administrators, faculty and family support the candidate through their term on the Board. Board members are expected to be present at four in-person meetings per year and also be in attendance at other events, specifically EdCon and the Summit. Members are also asked to give additional input when needed on legislative and policy issues, and write at least one article for the MASSP website.

The following positions are up for election in 2020:

  • President-Elect (State-wide representation on the Executive Board. Candidates must have previously served on the MASSP Board of Directors)
  • Region 8 Representative (Represents Hillsdale, Lenawee, Monroe and Washtenaw counties)
  • Region 9 Representative (Represents Macomb county)
  • Region 11 Representative (Represents the City of Detroit)
  • Region 12 Representative (Represents Oakland County)
  • Assistant Principal East Representative (Represents Sanilac, Lapeer, Genesee, St. Clair, Oakland, Macomb, Wayne counties and the City of Detroit)
  • Middle Level Central Representative (Represents the Upper Peninsula, Emmet, Cheboygan, Presque Isle, Charlevoix, Leelanau, Antrim, Ostego, Montmorency, Alpena, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Crawford, Oscoda, Alcona, Manistee, Wexford, Missaukee, Roscommon, Ogemaw, Iosco, Clare, Gladwin, Arenac, Isabella, Midland Bay, Gratiot, Saginaw, Tuscola, Huron, Clinton, Shiawassee, Eaton, Ingham, Livingston, Jackson, Hillsdale, Lenawee, Monroe and Washtenaw counties)

Nomination and ballot Process

Interested in placing your name on this year's ballot? Please fill out this Google Form. Before accessing the form, please be prepared to provide answers to the following questions. Each candidate's response will be published on the ballot.

  1. Biography: How long have you been in your current building administrative position?
  2. Experience: Tell us about your professional career.
  3. Education: Tell us about both post-secondary degrees and additional continuing education.
  4. Statement of intent: Why are you seeking a position on the MASSP Board of Directors?

Candidates must also supply a letter of support from their Superintendent, as well as a headshot to be included on the ballot. Electronic ballots will be made available to MASSP members during a two-week voting window from Monday, March 30 through Friday, April 17. Questions? Please contact Alyssa Schoenherr at alyssa@michiganprincipals.org

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