Dr. Tina Kerr

Executive Director

Dr. Tina Kerr took over the role of MASA Executive Director on July 1, 2020, having served as its Deputy Executive Director since 2015 overseeing operations and various programs throughout Michigan. A former Michigan Superintendent of the Year, Dr. Kerr brings nearly a decade of experience as a superintendent and more than 30 years of combined education experience to the role. She is a dedicated advocate for public school students and has actively served alongside instructional leaders at the local, state and national levels on numerous educational boards and committees. Dr. Kerr holds a Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership from Michigan State University and a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University.

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Day 1
September 20, 2023
1:00 pm

General Session

20 September
Time:  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:  Governors' Hall

- Welcome
- State of the Association with Dr. Tina Kerr
- Keynote: Following the S.A.M.E. Pathway Into the Future, Dr. John Hodge
- Featured Speaker: U of M National Center for School Safety

Keynote: Dr. Hodge will discuss the three domains (Social-Academic-Moral) that he says can only thrive in a culture of Distributed Leadership. Using this framework to guide your work, interventions can be tailored to meet the academic and social-emotional needs of schools in urban, suburban, and rural districts throughout the United States. Learn more about the S.A.M.E. Framework.

Feature Speaker:
The National Center for School Safety (NCSS) based at the University of Michigan School of Public Health is focused on improving school safety and preventing school violence. NCSS supports schools, districts, and other entities to implement evidence-based school safety programs designed to help increase the ability of school communities to identify appropriate school safety strategies and adapt them to fit their unique contexts, including their school’s capacity, population, geography, and funding constraints.

Day 2
September 21, 2023
8:30 am

General Session

21 September
Time:  8:30 am - 10:00 am
Location:  Governors' Ballroom

- Welcome
- Keynote: The Implications and Implementation of PERA
- Featured Speaker: Update from the Governor's Office

Keynote: The Implications and Implementation of PERA
In the Summer of 2023, the Michigan Legislature significantly amended PERA and Section 1248 of the Revised School Code. How did we get here and what does it mean? This presentation will briefly explore the history of labor relations in Michigan schools and provide a pathway to move forward.

Featured Speaker:
Join Dr. Tina Kerr for a sit down with two of the governor's key education advisors to discuss policies, ideas, and the current education landscape.

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