The Montana Association of School Superintendents


The Montana Association of School Superintendents (MASS) represents all of our the school superintendents across our state. It is made up 9 regions which work closely with OPI staff to serve students. MASS is an affiliate of the national organization, the American Association of School Administrators (AASA). MASS works towards the continuing improvement in educational procedures, techniques, administration, supervision, and public relations. MASS also strives to foster a spirit of professional growth, congenial friendship, and loyalty among members. The OPI MASS Liaisons below are happy to be of service to MASS. Please feel free to reach out if the OPI can be of assistance. 

More information about MASS can be found at: 


OPI MASS Liaisons:


Western Region: Colet Bartow, 406-444-3583              


North West Region: Kara Flath, 406-444-3249

4-Rivers Region: Susie Hedalen, 406-444-3449

Hi-Line Region: Kris Thatcher, 406-444-2580

North East Region: Jule Walker, 406-444-7325

South Central Region: Gwen Poole, 406-672-3022

Central Region: Jack O'Connor, 406-444-3083

South East Region: TJ Eyer, 406-444-7915

North Central Region: Dick Trerise, 406-444-4429


OPI Resources:


OPI Monthly Summaries

Federal/ESSA Updates 

OPI Newsletters

OPI Collections Calendar

Administrative Rule Notices

ASVAB Opportunities

EIR-Task Force Meeting