The ABCs of the Middle Grades Mindset: 10 Terms to Create a Great School
Presenter: Dru Tomlin
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Join AMLE and Dr. Dru Tomlin as we examine 10 key terms and ideas that can help any teacher or leader create a great middle grades classroom and school. This engaging webinar will include concepts from Dr. Tomlin's forthcoming AMLE book, The Middle Grades Mindset: A Lesson Plan from A-Z. Join up for this webinar and develop your middle grades mindset!
You can also see Dru speak in person at #AMLE19: The Annual Conference for Middle Level Education.
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Dru Tomlin is the principal of Heritage Middle School in Westerville, Ohio and is proud and passionate to serve his students, staff, and families every day. Dru was formerly the director of middle level services for the Association for Middle Level Education, and in that role, demonstrated a commitment to educational improvement and a passion for teaching, learning, and middle school. He began his work in the middle grades as a young adolescent at Lynnhaven Junior High School in Virginia Beach, trying to fit in with other kids while also playing tuba in the marching and concert bands. In 1994, Dru began his formal career in education as an English teacher at Harrisonburg High School in Virginia and then, in 1998, he discovered the joys of middle school in Georgia as a language arts, reading, and social studies teacher and then as a school administrator. He has also been a school system staff development trainer and a faculty member for AMLE's Leadership Institute, believing firmly in the power of professional learning. For his work, Dru has been recognized as a school system Teacher of the Year and as Georgia's Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year. He holds a PhD in Teaching and Learning and a MS in Educational Leadership from Georgia State University, a BA in English/Secondary Education from James Madison University, and a Certificate of Perfect Attendance from Lynnhaven Junior High School.