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New Sessions Added to 2019 State Conference

MAEOP announced two new speakers have been confirmed to speak at the 2019 state conference in Duluth.

Learn about MDE Common Core and Mobile Analytics

Presenting will be Marilyn Loehr and Holly Brunson. Loehr will speak on MN Common Core Catalog data submissions. Brunson will provide an overview of MDE’s data center and a session on MDE mobile analytics. Please notify anyone on the MAEOP Board if you have specific questions or areas you need these sessions to address.

Book Hotel Now

The conference is only 10 months away, and it’s not too late to book your accommodations. Pier B Resort in Duluth is already taking reservations. Be sure to mention leader #29686.

Learn more about 2019 conference and keynote speaker Jerrid Sebesta.


2018 Nomination Forms Now Available

Nomination forms are now available for two prestigious MAEOP awards to be awarded at the 2018 annual conference this October.

The Administrator of the Year Award is awarded for support of educational office professionals and also considers leadership responsibility in professional associations as well as personal contributions and achievements in education.

The Office Professional of the Year Award is given to a current MAEOP member employed as an educational office professional. The nominee’s membership role in associations, interest in professional development, and service that is above and beyond factor significantly into the judges’ decision.

Nominations are due July 15, 2018. View the nomination forms and criteria.


MAEOP Membership Makes Perfect Gift

An annual membership in the Minnesota Association of Educational Office Professionals is the perfect gift for administrators looking to say thanks to their administrative professionals. It’s a great gift any time of year but is especially fitting for Administrative Professionals Day, celebrated this year on April 25, 2018.

Celebrate During Administrative Professionals Week

Administrative Professionals Day highlights the important role of administrative professionals in all sectors of the modern economy worldwide. It is on the Wednesday of Administrative Professionals Week, which is the last full week of April.


About Administrative Professionals Day

The first National Secretaries Week was organized in 1952 in conjunction with the United States Department of Commerce and various office supply and equipment manufacturers. The Wednesday of that week became known as National Secretaries Day. As the organization gained international recognition, the events became known as Professional Secretaries Week and Professional Secretaries Day.

In 2000, the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) announced that names of the week and the day were changed to Administrative Professionals Week and Administrative Professionals Day to reflect the changing nature of the tasks, qualifications and responsibilities of the modern administrative professional. Learn more.

Share this gift flyer with your department and district administrators.


Former KARE11 Meteorologist to Open MAEOP 2018 Conference

MAEOP is excited to announce Jerrid Sebesta, former KARE11 meteorologist, will open the 2018 MAEOP Conference in Duluth. Sebesta will present  “Living the Dream.”

Sebesta Left TV to Pursue Dreams

Sebesta walked away from his television career to pursue his dream, and now he has a 3-part video series to help others learn to live their dream. One of his principles focuses on finances and money handling. “I believe the handling or mishandling of your money will directly affect your ability to live and chase your dream,” he says. Check out Jerrid’s website and blog.

The conference is October 3-5 at Pier B Resort.

Reserve Pier B Resort Accommodations

Room reservations must be made by September 3 to be guarantee the MAEOP discount rate. Call (218) 481-8888 and follow prompts to reach Reservations or Front Desk. Mention “leader” (#29696) or the MN ASSN of EDU Office Group. A one-night deposit is required for all room reservations. Don’t delay; the room block will be released September 4.


MSBA Seeks Workshop Panelists

The Minnesota School Boards Association is looking for administrative staff who can lend their time as a panelist at the MSBA Officers Workshop this winter and spring. Panelists will answer general questions to help guide new school board members in  learning their school trustee role and in understanding the district office workings.

Officers’ Workshop Dates and Locations

February 13: St. Peter
February 23: Bemidji
February 27: Maple Grove
March 3: St. Cloud

Please contact Katie Klanderud, Director of Board Development, at MSBA if you can help at (507) 934-2450.


MAEOP November Minutes Available

MAEOP’s Board of Directors met November 18, 2017. Get the meeting minutes.


Fall Newsletter Hums with Thanks

MAEOP’s fall newsletter is now available. You’ll find information on NAEOP’s 2017-18 webinar series, Magnolia Manifesto, a membership update, a conference recap, and the keynote speaker for MAEOP’s 2018 fall conference in Duluth.

Members can check out the Members-Only section to read it.

Not a member yet? Join now.


October Board Minutes Available

The October 4, 2017 minutes of the MAEOP Board of Directors meeting are available here.


2017 Scales Scholarship Winner Announced at Conference

Cole Beevers, 2017 recipient of Darla Scales Memorial Scholarship

College sophomore Cole Beevers has been selected as MAEOP’s 2017 recipient of the Darla Scales Memorial Scholarship. Carol Skyhawk, coordinator of the program, announced Beever’s selection at MAEOP’s 68th State Convention in St. Cloud Oct. 5-6.

Beevers was not able to attend the conference to accept his award but wrote that the scholarship will assist him in funding his college tuition for spring semester.

A 2016 graduate of Chaska High School, Beevers is the son of Troy and Kathy Miller. He lettered three times in track and earned All-Metro West Conference honors as a senior and lettered three times in football

Beevers is in his second year at the University of North Dakotain Grand Forks, majoring in Business and Accounting. He said he had an “amazing freshman year and has  met many new people. He also enjoys his college classes and independence. Beevers was invited to join the University of North Dakota Men’s Track and Field team.


New Membership Brochure Available

The new MAEOP Membership Brochure for the 2017-18 membership year is now available. Share it with your associates and colleagues who share your interest in learning from each other and in continued professional development.

Annual membership is only $35, making MAEOP one of the best professional development opportunities around.

View brochure.