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Sharing An Eye-Opening PD Experience With My Staff

Written by Aaron Romoslawski, Assistant Principal, Grand River Preparatory High School. He can be reached at

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Member Spotlight: Chris Ming

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.

Chris Ming, Middle School Principal/District Data and Assessment Coordinator, Marine City Middle School

How long have you worked in education?
This is my 13th year in education. I was a high school chemistry teacher for seven years and am now into my sixth year as an administrator.

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#MASSPchat - Outside the Box Thinking...

As you start thinking about the schedule and course offerings for students for the 2019-20 school year (yes, there are people already thinking about this!), let's talk about new courses you are offering as well as classes you would love to offer to meet the needs of students. Sometimes we can get caught up in running the same courses and on the same schedule out of habit...might there be other/better ways? Let's discuss!

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

  • Q1 (Monday):Share some new course titles that you've offered in the last few years and explain the gap they have filled or a need that was met. #masspchat
  • Q2 (Tuesday): What are courses you have considered but do not offer due to low registration numbers or a lack of HQ staff? #masspchat
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Meet and Greet Mondays

Written by Katy VanCuren, Assistant Principal, Rockford High School and AP West Representative on the MASSP Board of Directors

The dreaded Monday morning wake up, ugh! Some people would say it’s their least favorite day of the week. So much to do and with five whole days of school ahead, it seems endless. What if you started to look forward to Monday mornings? That is what students at Rockford High School do each and every week. Monday Meet and Greets were the brainchild of two teachers who, after listening to students and staff alike, were trying to find a way to reinvent the least favorite day of the week.

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Are We Really Present?

Written by Tracy LN Wilson, Principal, Grand Haven High School and Past President of the MASSP Board of Directors

Technology has invaded our lives and we need to take back control. It seems that the pace of life has gotten a bit crazy and many people point to technology as one of the major culprits -- Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, SnapChat, Pinterest, Emails, Texting -- the list could go on and on. We are afraid of "missing out" on something going on in someone else’s life, but in reality, we are missing out on the life going on around us. How much of what we are doing on technology is for required use and how much has become an addiction?