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How Do You Keep Up?! Let Us Help You Grow

Homecoming is over, the year is underway and it is time to focus on your own professional learning! There is constant change in the Michigan education landscape. Principals are expected to make decisions every day that have legal implications - what are you doing to make sure your knowledge base is up to date and current? It is with these concerns in mind that MASSP plans our annual Principals Summit.

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Member Spotlight: Dave Feenstra

We want to share good news about education! MASSP is turning the spotlight on members who are making an impact in their school, district and community. Spotlighted members exemplify the mission of the MASSP: To advance learning through educational leadership.

Dave Feenstra, Principal, Hudsonville High School

How long have you worked in education?
30 years

How long have you been an administrator?
25 years

Give us a few personal details.

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#MASSPchat - Five Key Functions of Principal Leadership

Hmmm... if you had to identify the top five things you do as the Principal to positively impact student learning what would they be? Numerous research studies have been conducted that identify the essential practices building leaders do to create a positive and productive learning environment. This week's chat will be focused on the five key functions of principal leadership as identified by the Wallace Foundation. To learn more, check out this article.

This Week's Questions: (one posted each day)

  • Q1 (Monday): As a building leader what is your role in creating a vision of success for all students? #masspchat
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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

It was a week for controversial issues in the House and Senate Education Committees. The Senate Education Committee met briefly on Tuesday to report out SB 574, a controversial bill that would require that any county enhancement millages passed in the future be apportioned among all public school students (traditional and charter) where most current enhancement millages only go to traditional public schools.

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Hiring New Teachers Is An Opportunity We Must Fully Embrace

Written by Heidie Ciesielski, Principal at Andrew G. Schmidt Middle School in Fenton and ML East Representative on the MASSP Board of Directors. Heidie was also honored as the 2013 Michigan Middle Level Principal of the Year.