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Women in Leadership

Women in Leadership Initiative Regional Networks

The MASA Women in Leadership Initiative Regional Networks provide an opportunity for women in central office leadership roles to meet informally on a quarterly basis. The focus of the networks is on relationship building and on women supporting women in their current and future leadership roles. There is one network in each of the eight MASA Regions. Additional opportunities will be provided throughout the year for women to come together from all over Missouri to learn and grow together.

The regional networks are asked to get together either virtually or in person quarterly. Specific topics are determined by the members of the region. Sarah Riss is available to assist with topics and content as needed.

The Network Facilitators for the 2021-22 school year are: (The number indicates number registered as of September 16, 2021.)

  • 8 Greater Kansas City - Jeanette Cowherd
  • 29 Greater St. Louis - Sharonica Hardin
  • 16 Northeast - Tennille Banner
  • 9 Northwest - Sandy Steggall
  • 20 South Central - Gretchen Guitard
  • 17 Southeast - Toni Hill
  • 29 Southwest - Amy Britt and Tonya Woods
  • 16 West Central - Susan Crooks

The role of the Regional Network Facilitator is to:

a. Schedule 4 meetings per year in the identified months.

b. Determine the location (could be virtual), date, and time for each meeting.

c. Communicate the meeting date, time, location, and topic to their regional network.

d. Work with their network to identify topics for discussion.

e. Facilitate the identified topic for the month with resources provided by Sarah Riss as needed.

f. Maintain an email list of network members provided by MASA and add to that list throughout the year as needed.