Serving All Middle Level & High School Administrators

Quote of the day

"A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit." - Arnold Glasow

  MASSP Staff and President:  (Photos provided by Lifetouch)

  Twitter: @Moassp Office Phone:  573-445-5071 Office Fax:  573-445-6416


News and Notes:

At the end of December 2015, Candy Bristow (MASSP Administrative Assistant) will be retiring from the office.   The Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals will be searching for an administrative assistant to be one of four employees in a small not-for-profit office setting.  

If interested please review the duties and responsibilities for the job and submit the downloadable application Administrative Assistant (Duties and Responsibilities) and MASSP Application for Employment.  

We would like to have applications submitted to our office by October 16th.  These applications can be mailed, emailed or faxed to the office.  Mail to MASSP, 2409 W. Ash St., Columbia, MO 65203, email to or fax to 573-445-6416.

 Administrator's Resource Box:
10 Skills for Successful Leadership:  A Focus on the Assistant Principalship (Learn how to develop you leadership potential!)

Who:   PreK-12 assistant principals
When:   Monday, January 11th, 2016
Where:   Hilltop Campus Learning Center
7700 W. 143rd Street, Overland Park, KS 66223

Jimmy Casas is coming to Springfield, MO!!!
"Cultivating a Culture of Excellence"

Learn more about Jimmy Casas by going to

When: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
Cost: $49 for Non-District Members or $20 for District Members (If you are a non-member and wish to join you can do so by going to the Online Store ( and click on Membership. You will save $9.)
Check-in: 8:15 am
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (Lunch Provided)
Location: Darr Agricultural Center (Missouri State University), Springfield, MO
Parking: Provided at the Darr Center and nearby arena (shuttle will be provided).

Sign up Online at (Go to the Online Store) or Download the Registration Form and Email to or Fax to 573-445-6416

Spring Conference 2016

"Leading for Tomorrow!"

Registration is OPEN!
Use the Online Store
 Download this Registration Form
(Note:  Be sure to watch your email from for your Conference
Registration Verification Number.  Print and Keep this email for your records.)

MASSP Spring Conference 2016  
(Lodge of the Four Seasons)

March 20-22, 2016

Keynote Speakers:
Todd White and Eric Sheninger

Tentative 2016 MASSP Spring Conference Schedule

Middle Level Administrators:

Middle Level Administrators Update Link!
(by Ed Gettemeier)

Spring Conference 2016!

 A Middle Level Administrators strand will be a point of emphasis while planning for the Conference.  Agenda and Conference topics will be posted in February.

Stay tuned here for the latest. 

NASSP Principal Policy Blog

MASSP is an affiliate of the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

NASSP The Principal Difference

MASSP Schedule of Events

Date Time Event
  11/26/2015 All Day Thanksgiving Day!!!!
  12/2/2015  10:30 am Northwest Region Meeting (Frontier Casino, St. Joseph, MO) -Odeysseyware
  12/3/2015  7:30 am MoSEE #2 (Elks Club, Columbia, MO)
  12/8/2015  10:00 am Northeast Region Meeting (AJ's Restaurant, Macon, MO)
  12/8/2015  10:00 am Southeast Region Meeting (Mineral Area Community College - North College Center)
  12/9/2015  10:00 am Central Region Principals Meeting (UCM Student Union, Warrensburg, MO
   1/6/2016  8:30 am Northwest Region Principals Meeting (North Andrews H.S.) - MSHSAA Area Meeting
   1/7/2016  7:45 am GKCMPA Middle School Principal Roundtable (Summit Lakes MS)
   1/11/2016   8:30 am Assistant Principals Workshop (Hilltop Campus Learning Center, 7700 W. 143rd St., Overland Park, KS)
   1/12/2016   10:00 am Northeast Principals Meeting (AJ's Restaurant, Macon, MO)
   1/12/2016   10:00 am Southeast Prinicpals Meeting (SEMO-RPDC Building)
   1/13/2016   10:00 am Central Principals Meeting (UCM Student Union, Warrensburg, MO)
   1/13/2016   11:30 am GKCMPA Principal Roundtable (Winnetonka HS)
   1/13/2016   12:00 pm MASSP Board Meeting (MASSP Office Conference Room)
   1/14/2016    8:00 am MASSP Board Meeting (MASSP Office Conference Room)
   1/20/2016    11:00 am South Central Region Principals Meeting (Matt's Steakhouse, Rolla, MO)

MASSP and MAESP co-sponsor the Ed Leaders Network along with multiple state associations. For more information visit:

Friday with Phil Video (November 13, 2015)!
Past Keynote Speakers:

Fall 2013 - Anthony Muhammad - "Getting Everyone on the Bus: Creating Healthy School Culture"
Jim Burgett - "The Culture of ZOOM!!"

Spring 2014 - John Draper - "Crucial Conversations about America's Schools"
Mark Towers - "Key Principles for You:  An Outstanding School Principal"

Fall 2014 - Todd Whitaker - "How to Get All Teachers To Be Like the Best Teachers"
Matt Miller - "Everything we do in school and in life sits on the foundation of relationships."

Spring 2015 - Shelley Row - "Infotuition"
Jimmy Casas - "Be Tomorrow...Today - Seek to Make an Impact"

Fall 2015 - Dave Weber"Sticks and Stones Exposed: The Truth Behind Words and Relationships"
Daisy Dyer Duerr
"Technology as a Great Equalizer: Empowering Excellence in All Schools for All Students"

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