The Missouri Alternative Education Network (MAEN) is a group of over 200 alternative school educators in the state of Missouri.  The organization exists to provide networking and collaboration opportunities for these members and to provide the best educational opportunities for students served in alternative settings. MAEN is a non-profit, led by volunteer board members from throughout the state.

The Missouri Alternative Education Network (MAEN) shares the mission of National Alternative Education Association (NAEA) to provide advocacy and support for professionals who work on behalf of children and youth receiving alternative education services.

Our Mission
MAEN Board of Directors Job Description

Term : 2 years


Expectations/Responsibilities :

Attend meetings of the Board of Directors and provide guidance for the organization. There
will be at least 4 face-to-face meetings throughout the year. Dates and location are determined by the
committee. Mileage and or lodging will be reimbursed, as per approved by board.

● To promote and further the mission and purpose of MAEN
● Follow the approved by-laws
● Work with regional representative and help facilitate meetings of the             membership in your region
● Actively participate on at least "area of focus", unless elected as an officer
● Help plan and facilitate the annual conference

Areas of Focus


The conference committee’s job is to plan, organize and facilitate the annual conference; including recruitment of vendors, presenters, registration duties and conference location set-up.



The MAEN technology committee provides technical support to all functions of the organization.  The committee plays a major role in communicating and linking members.



The goal of membership is to recruit and maintain the membership of MAEN through expansion of membership benefits. This committee will be working in conjunction with the technology committee to communicate effectively with the MAEN member core.



To promote the organization at a regional, state and national level through policy and legislative action, including but not limited to communication with national affiliate NAEA, contact with state education organizations such as MASA and MASSP.

5000 NW Valley View Road, Blue Springs, MO 64015