MISSION

MAS/FPS: Build capacity of educational leaders to implement effective
State and Federal programs to increase achievement for all students.

Leadership Award

Each year MAS/FPS members nominate Michigan educators for the National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators (NAFEPA) State Leadership Award. NAFEPA presents the State Leadership Award to current members who have assumed significant roles in the support and promotion of activities and goals of MAS/FPS. Individuals may be considered for this award every 10 years. The awards were presented at the NAFEPA national conference in Washington, D.C. on March 14. Congratulations to the winners from Michigan:
Dr. Paula Daniels, Dr. Grace Velchansky, and Glenda Virden.


THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Dear MAS/FPS Members,

Congress enacted the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) 50 years ago as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson's "War on Poverty." As our nation continues to mark the 50th year of the ESEA, the President Laura Otten stakes continue to be high for students and their families who live in poverty conditions. Many State and Federal programs provide resources for students who may not have the opportunities that their peers have been afforded.

With the numerous rules and regulations surrounding these programs, the Michigan Association of State and Federal Program Specialists (MAS/FPS) was developed to build the capacity of educational leaders to implement effective State and Federal programs to increase achievement for all students. Opportunities for leaders have been developed through our organization, including Fall/Winter Institutes and Boot Camps for Program Directors and Building Principals. In addition, each congressional region has at least one representative that serves on the MAS/FPS Board of Directors. These representatives bring your voice to the organization and are here to help you with State and Federal programs.

As President Johnson said in 1964, “Poverty is deeply rooted and its causes are many.” Unfortunately, this statement is still true today for a number of children, and it affects their academic achievement. As we continue our focus on impacting student achievement throughout 2015-16 school year, remember to connect with MASFPS as a partner in education.

Sincerely,
Laura Otten, President
MAS/FPS