Welcome to the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP). We are a professional educational association of over 1,300 active and retired secondary and middle school administrators who seek to grow professionally and to effect positive change in our world today.

MASSP is an affiliate of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), based in Reston, Virginia.

Minnesota Association of Secretaries to the Principals (MASP) is an affiliate of our organization. They are a professional educational association intended to provide in-service training, networking opportunities, professional development programs, and peer support.

Minnesota Association of Student Councils (MASC), and the Minnesota Association of Honor Societies (MAHS), are two student organizations affiliated with MASSP. They exist to provide member high school and middle school students, and their advisors, the opportunity to participate in leadership activities and other events to better themselves and their student organizations.

UP & COMING EVENTS

MASSP Student Handbook Workshop
April 2024
Arden Hills, MN

MASSP Summer Conference
June 24-27, 2024
Breezy Point Resort

MASSP School Law Seminars
October 2023 - January 2024
Various Locations

MASSP Winter Conference
January 24-26, 2024
Minneapolis Marriott City Center Hotel

MASSP Summer Conference
June 24-27, 2024
Breezy Point Resort

MASSP School Law Seminars
October 2023 - January 2024
Various Locations

The Future of Work: Adapting to a Changing Landscape in Minnesota Schools
December 4, 2023
The Park Event Center, Waite Park

MASSP Winter Conference
January 24-26, 2024
Minneapolis Marriott City Center Hotel

MASSP Summer Conference
June 24-27, 2024
Breezy Point Resort

MASSP Board of Directors Meeting
June 12-13, 2023
Breezy Point Resort

MASSP Summer Conference
June 13-16, 2023
Breezy Point Resort

Click here to register

MASSP Winter Conference Pre-Sessions
January 25, 2023
Minneapolis Marriott City Center Hotel

MASSP Winter Conference
January 25-27, 2023
Minneapolis Marriott City Center Hotel

MASSP Summer Conference
June 13-16, 2023
Breezy Point Resort

MN School Violence Prevention Symposium
December 5, 2022
Click here for details

MASSP Winter Conference
January 25-27, 2023
Minneapolis Marriott City Center Hotel

MASSP Summer Conference
June 13-16, 2023
Breezy Point Resort

MASSP School Law Seminars
October-November, 2022
Various Sites

MASSP New Administrators Workshop
September 28-29, 2022
Anderson Center

MASSP Student Discipline Workshop
September 29, 2022
Anderson Center

MASSP Winter Conference
January 25-27, 2023
Minneapolis Marriott City Center Hotel

MASSP Summer Conference
June 13-16, 2023
Breezy Point Resort

MASSP Student Handbook Workshop
April 17, 2023
Bemidji High School, Bemidji

MASSP Board of Directors Meeting
April 23-24, 2023
Anderson Center, Arden Hills

MASSP School Law Seminars
September 2021 – January 2022
Various Sites

MASSP Winter Conference
January 26-28, 2022
Minneapolis Marriott City Center
REGISTER NOW

Minnesota Principals Week
October 5-11, 2020
State of Minnesota
More Information

MASSP Summer Conference
June 2021 (Day TBD)
Breezy Point Resort
Breezy Point, MN

New Leadership Seminar
August 2021 (Day TBD)
Anderson Center, Bethel University
Arden Hills, MN

Please click here for more professional development opportunities.

Research

MASSP gathers research from a variety of sources to share with members. Two of our sources, The Marshall Memo and The Main Idea, are copywrited and should not be shared outside the MASSP network.

MORE

Innovation

Review and search innovative programs offered across Minnesota. Entries include Star of Innovation Award winners and have links to program creators for additional information.

MORE

Legal & Legislative

MASSP legal council and lobbyist Roger Aronson provides current updates on legislative expectations and guidelines as well as insight on emerging issues and trends.

MORE

UP & COMING EVENTS

MASSP Board of Directors Meeting
June 12-13, 2023
Breezy Point Resort

MASSP Summer Conference
June 13-16, 2023
Breezy Point Resort

Click here to register

MASSP Winter Conference Pre-Sessions
January 25, 2023
Minneapolis Marriott City Center Hotel

MASSP Winter Conference
January 25-27, 2023
Minneapolis Marriott City Center Hotel

MASSP Summer Conference
June 13-16, 2023
Breezy Point Resort

MN School Violence Prevention Symposium
December 5, 2022
Click here for details

MASSP Winter Conference
January 25-27, 2023
Minneapolis Marriott City Center Hotel

MASSP Summer Conference
June 13-16, 2023
Breezy Point Resort

MASSP School Law Seminars
October-November, 2022
Various Sites

MASSP New Administrators Workshop
September 28-29, 2022
Anderson Center

MASSP Student Discipline Workshop
September 29, 2022
Anderson Center

MASSP Winter Conference
January 25-27, 2023
Minneapolis Marriott City Center Hotel

MASSP Summer Conference
June 13-16, 2023
Breezy Point Resort

MASSP Student Handbook Workshop
April 17, 2023
Bemidji High School, Bemidji

MASSP Board of Directors Meeting
April 23-24, 2023
Anderson Center, Arden Hills

MASSP School Law Seminars
September 2021 – January 2022
Various Sites

MASSP Winter Conference
January 26-28, 2022
Minneapolis Marriott City Center
REGISTER NOW

Minnesota Principals Week
October 5-11, 2020
State of Minnesota
More Information

MASSP Summer Conference
June 2021 (Day TBD)
Breezy Point Resort
Breezy Point, MN

New Leadership Seminar
August 2021 (Day TBD)
Anderson Center, Bethel University
Arden Hills, MN

Please click here for more professional development opportunities.

MASSP Celebrates National Assistant Principal Week

On behalf of MASSP, we would like to recognize our 576 assistant principals and administrative deans for their dedication and commitment to their school communities. As an assistant principal, they bring a strong skill-set to their building. From being a good listener to giving critical feedback, building connections with students to navigating staff issues, assistant principals are a pivotal member of their school administrative team.

Thank you, assistant principals, for always putting the needs of your students first. You do not go unnoticed!  Your daily interactions through your leadership, effective communication, problem-solving and good judgment help create a positive school culture.

If you have not already done so, please thank an assistant principal today!  

Let’s Celebrate!

VISION: Our desired future outcome for MASSP

  • Foster an inclusive environment where ALL members’ voices are encouraged to engage individually and collectively.
  • Provide ongoing professional development to grow courageous and collaborative leaders.
  • Empower visionary leaders to develop a deeper understanding of systemic barriers that exist and work to actively eliminate them.

Click here to download MASSP Strategic Plan (PDF)