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Esteemed Educators Receive National Award in Middle Level Education

Dr. Steven Mertens and Dr. Nancy Ruppert are recipients of the highest award honored by AMLE.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 24, 2020 COLUMBUS, OH At the Association for Middle Level Education virtual annual conference (#AMLE20), two educators were recognized as recipients of the John H. Lounsbury Award for Distinguished Service in Middle...

Pizzo to Receive 2020 National Educator of the Year Award

Seventh grade language arts teacher Joseph S. Pizzo was selected for this top honor from the Association for Middle Level Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 11, 2020 COLUMBUS, OH – Joseph S. Pizzo, a seventh grade integrated language arts teacher and co-director of drama at Black River Middle School, Chester, New Jersey, was selected to receive the Association for...

AMLE Supports Substantial Investment in Next COVID-19 K-12 Relief Package

As part of a coalition of education associations, AMLE has signed on to a request for $200 billion in additional funding to stabilize education, with $2.13 billion allocated to professional learning

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 13, 2020 COLUMBUS, OH – The Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) has joined a coalition of 62 national and regional organizations in support of substantial investments for education in the next COVID-19...
AMLE selects Hurd as SPA Coordinator for Middle Level Teacher Preparation and Licensure/Certification

AMLE selects Hurd as SPA Coordinator for Middle Level Teacher Preparation and Licensure/Certification

Ellis Hurd will lead review of middle level teacher preparation programs and coordinate teacher preparation standards revision

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2020 COLUMBUS, OH – The Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) is pleased to announce the selection of Ellis Hurd, Ed.D., as SPA Coordinator for Middle Level Teacher Preparation and...
Welch to Receive 2019 National Educator of the Year Award

Welch to Receive 2019 National Educator of the Year Award

Eighth grade social studies teacher Joseph Welch will receive top honors at the Association for Middle Level Education conference, #AMLE19, in Nashville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 21, 2019 COLUMBUS, OH – Joseph Welch, an eighth grade social studies teacher and team leader at North Hills Middle School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was selected to receive the Association for Middle Level...
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