Each Spring, the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) conducts the annual election of trustees to serve on its Board. AMLE's Board consists of 18 trustees made up of:
- Officers (President, President-Elect, Past President)
- Regional Trustees (3 from each region – North, South, East, West)
- Trustee to Represent Diverse Cultures
- Teacher Trustees (1 representing the North & West Regions, and 1 representing the South & East Regions)
A Call for Nominations is announced to members prior to the election, encouraging members to nominate those that they believe are qualified to represent them and provide leadership on AMLE's Board.
Election ballots are e-mailed to each AMLE member and must be submitted by the specified date. Ballots are tabulated by an independent firm. Election results are presented to the Board at its June meeting, where the results are typically certified.
As a member, you can be active in deciding the future of the Association for Middle Level Education. The strength and growth of AMLE depend upon the election of leaders who possess a vision for the Association and a willingness to participate in collaborative decision making. The Board of Trustees has the responsibility to:
- determine AMLE's mission and purpose.
- support and review the performance of the executive director.
- approve and monitor AMLE's programs and services.
- ensure effective fiscal management.
- engage in strategic planning and understand the relationship between the board and staff.
- enhance AMLE's public image.
- operate efficiently.
- ensure sound risk management policies.
- maintain effective stakeholder relationships.
Since the membership elects the Board of Trustees, you, as an AMLE member, can have a voice in directing the efforts and activities of the Association.