Tina Kerr

Executive Director

Dr. Tina Kerr took over the role of MASA Executive Director on July 1, 2020, having served as its Deputy Executive Director since 2015 overseeing operations and various programs throughout Michigan. A former Michigan Superintendent of the Year, Dr. Kerr brings nearly a decade of experience as a superintendent and more than 30 years of combined education experience to the role. She is a dedicated advocate for public school students and has actively served alongside instructional leaders at the local, state and national levels on numerous educational boards and committees. Dr. Kerr holds a Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership from Michigan State University and a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University.

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Day 2
January 19, 2023
8:30 am

General Session

19 January
Time:  8:30 am - 10:15 am
Location:  Arcadia Ballroom

Legislative Update, Matthew Schueller, MASA
Federal Update, Tara Thomas, AASA

11:45 am

Awards Luncheon

Arcadia Ballroom (Lobby Level)
19 January
Time:  11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Location:  Arcadia Ballroom (Lobby Level)

Lunch, Rose Memorial, Champion for Children Award, Superintendent of the Year Recognition, Distinguished Administrator Recognition

Day 1
January 18, 2023
1:00 pm

General Session

Arcadia Ballroom (Lobby Level)
18 January
Time:  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:  Arcadia Ballroom (Lobby Level)

You Can Get in the Way: How You Can Become a Roadblock to Risk Factors – Dr. John W. Hodge

Risk factors that typically hold students back are very similar, whether they attend a rural, suburban, or urban school. Yet the evidence is overwhelming that children who overcome obstacles and eventually thrive usually have one thing in common: the presence of educators, advocates, and family members – people just like you – who can see beyond demographic and social limitations to the unlimited potential that lies within.

In his keynote address, Dr. Hodge will share stories and lessons learned from schools across the country who are working to close the gap for all students and how the actions of caring adults have been the difference between success and failure for children like the ones you see in your schools every day. You’ll walk away with common-sense strategies that can be put into practice in your district right away and gain insight into ways you can help foster resilience and better support all students.

Day 3
January 20, 2023
8:30 am

General Session

Game Night Awards
The Future of Learning and a Collaborative Response
MDE Q&A with Dr. Michael F. Rice, state superintendent
Board/Supt Relations; Dr. Tina Kerr, and Debbie Stair, Assistant Director of Leadership Development, MASB
Closing Remarks

The Future of Learning Council Panel Discussion: This presentation will provide a high-level review of the work being completed by the Future of Learning Council to support local district leaders to build capacity in redefining learning at the local level. In addition, an expert panel of guest subject matter experts and local district superintendents will discuss current trends and actions which are shaping the future of learning for students (and adults). This facilitated discussion which will focus on trends in education such as microschools, developing flexible pathways, education disruptors, and the urgency we are seeing to design new models of learning.

In this general session, Dr. Tina Kerr will sit down with State Superintendent Dr. Rice for a Q&A for information and feedback on hot button and pressing issues your districts are facing.

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