In June 2015, the Association for Middle Level Education membership reached a record high of more than 40,000 middle grades educators, a 42% increase in the past two years.
"Reaching this milestone is a clear indicator of the value educators place on the opportunity to bond and share as a community of professionals who expect only the best for our students," said Will Waidelich, AMLE executive director.
"AMLE members are advocates for developing learning experiences based on awareness of and respect for the unique needs of this age group," said Kathleen McCaffrey, AMLE president. "Every new member that joins this organization makes our collective voice stronger."
Recently expanded member benefits and services have increased the association’s reach to more educators dedicated to making a difference in the lives of students in grades 5-8. "With a new and mobile-friendly website, the launch of AMLE Magazine in print and tablet editions, a redesign and increased frequency of AMLE Newsletter, and the development of a webinar series (complementary to all members), we are offering more of what our members need, and the experience is customizable," said Derek Neal, AMLE director of membership and IT.
A dual membership, offered in partnership with many of our state organizations, brings even more value and resources by providing members with full benefits to both the state organization and AMLE for a reduced rate.
Founded in 1973, the Association for Middle Level Education is the leading international organization advancing the education of all students ages 10 to 15, helping them succeed as learners and make positive contributions to their communities and to the world. AMLE is committed to helping middle grades educators reach every student, grow professionally, and create great schools.