Serving All Middle Level & High School Administrators

Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals

Quotes of the day - "A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." - John Maxwell

  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.

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March 20-22, 2016
MASSP Spring Conference
Lodge of the Four Seasons

More Details Soon!

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. 

New Opportunity for Assistant Principals, Early Career Principals or Aspiring Principals:

Date:  November 13, 2015
Time:  8-9am Registration, 9am-3pm Training
Location:  Courtyard by Marriott, 3301 LeMone Industrial Blvd, Columbia, MO
Fee:  $175 per participant (Lunch is included.)

Registration Form Information Sheet

What Great Principals Do Differently

Todd Whitaker

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
   10/4/2015    4:00 pm Registration is Open - Fall Conference
   10/4/2015    7:30 pm First General Session of the MASSP/MCCTA Fall Conference (Holiday Inn Executive Center - Columbia)
   10/6/2015    12:00 pm Closing of the MASSP/MCCTA Fall Conference
   10/13/2015    10:00 am Northeast Region Meeting (AJ's Retaurant in Macon, MO)
   10/13/2015    10:00 am Southeast Region Meeting (SEMO - Indian Room @ University Center) 
   10/14/2015    7:30 am Beginning Teachers Assistance Workshop (UCM - Warrensburg)
   10/14/2015    10:00 am Central Principals Meeting (UCM Student Union)
   10/14.2015    11:30 am GKCMPA Principal Roundtable (Belton HS)
  10/21/2015    7:00 am SASSP Board Meeting (Panera at Westport Plaza)
  10/21/2015   11:00 am South Central Meeting at Matt's Steakhouse in Rolla, MO
  10/23/2015    7:30 am Beginning Teachers Assistance Workshop (St. Charles - Lindenwood University)
  10/24/2015    7:30 am  Beginning Teachers Assistance Workshop (St. Charles - Lindenwood University)
  11/4/2015   10:00 am Northwest Region Meeting (Pictures from 9-10am) MSHSAA at 11:30am (Frontier Casino - St. Joseph, MO)
  11/5/2015    7:30 am GKCMPA Assistant Principals Roundtable (Ray-Pec HS)
  11/5/2015    7:45 am GKCMPA Principals Roundtable (Kearney HS)
  11/5/2015    9:00 am SASSP Principals Meeting - MSHSAA 101 (Lindbergh HS)
  11/10/2015   10:00 am Northeast Region Principals Meeting (AJ's Restaurant, Macon, MO)
  11/10/2015   10:00 am Southeast Region Principals Meeting (Tri Rivers Community College - Building B)

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

Friday with Phil Video (September 29, 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"

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