Middle Level Leaders: How to Start the Year Strong!
Presenter: Tom Burton
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AMLE and Tom Burton, noted middle level thinker and author, examine what every middle school leader needs to know and do at the beginning of the year to set the stage for success in the middle level! Purpose, plans, passion—and more!
Mr. Tom Burton
is currently director of administrative services in the Cuyahoga Heights School District, located just outside of Cleveland, Ohio. Tom has been in administration since 1995 with more than 12 years of service as a building principal. He is past-president of the Ohio Middle Level Association (formerly OMSA), and served on the Affiliate Task Force and as a School Improvement Assessment consultant for the Association for Middle Level Education. Since 2001, Tom has spoken to numerous audiences throughout the United States with passion and purpose on a multitude of topics. Additionally, Tom has written articles for publications both in Ohio and nationally. He is the winner of the NASSP/MetLife Ohio Middle School Principal of the Year, the Distinguished Young Alumni Award from Slippery Rock University, and many other awards. Most recently he was selected as Ohio Educator of the Year by the Ohio Middle Level Association and was inducted in both the Cleveland Heights High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame and John Carroll University Athletic Hall of Fame. Tom is married to wife Franca, and they share the joy of raising three children, Cailey, Bryce, and Tommy.
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