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Supt. Jay Haugen elected MASA president-elect

Farmington superintendent Jay Haugen has been elected the 2012-13 Minnesota Association of School Administrators president-elect in the general election by the MASA members. He will represent MASA on the board of directors for a three year term, as president-elect, president and past president.

Haugen has been an active MASA member, serving on the MASA board of directors and multiple committees. He has over 20 years of experience as a school leader serving both rural and suburban school districts across Minnesota.

In 2009, Haugen was MASA's Richard Green Scholar and in 2011, he received the Minnesota School Public Relations Association District Leadership for Excellence in Communication award.

As MASA President,Haugen would like to guide school systems towards new forms of organization and delivery to match the needs of our increasingly global and technical society.

"As a 16-year superintendent, I have used collaboration, the building of partnerships and the latest technologies to communicate with and engage all levels of our community," said Haugen. "I've worked with political leaders on both sides of the aisle and understand the true impact of a strong educational system. I pledge to infuse sanity into the ongoing debate about schools and to advocate for the important role of educational leaders at all levels of our school system."

MASA is a professional organization of Minnesota's school leaders, including superintendents, assistant superintendents, directors of special education, and other central office administrators, as well as state department administrators, college, and university professors, and other educators throughout Minnesota dedicated to educational leadership for students.