AMLE Announces New Director for Middle Level Programs

Katie Powell


March 31, 2021

AMLE Announces New Director for Middle Level Programs

Katie Powell to join AMLE on June 1.

COLUMBUS, OH—The Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) is thrilled to announce that Katie Powell will join the association full-time as its Director for Middle Level Programs. Powell, currently a 6th grade ELA teacher at Southmont Junior High School in Crawfordsville, IN, will officially assume the role on June 1, 2021.

“I could not be more excited for Katie to join our team,” said CEO Stephanie Simpson. “She brings a wealth of experience and, most importantly, a strong passion for middle level education. I am confident she will lead AMLE and our newly launched Successful Middle School Program to new heights.”

Powell has served in a variety of roles in education, including as a special education teacher, Title 1 teacher, instructional coach, and classroom teacher. She also presents to schools and at conferences across the country and has been a featured speaker at past AMLE annual conferences. In 2019, Katie released her first book, Boredom Busters, which provides strategies to create engaging, memorable, and meaningful learning experiences for students.

“AMLE has been such a tremendous source of support, community, and professional development throughout my career,” Powell said. “It’s an honor to be joining AMLE in this new capacity. I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from some of the ‘greats’ in our field as I prepare to take on this role and extend that same support and encouragement to others through the exciting work AMLE is doing.”  ###

About the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)

The Association for Middle Level Education helps middle school educators reach every student, grow professionally, and create great schools. A non-profit membership organization, AMLE members include teachers, principals, counselors, professors, researchers, and others focused on the education of 10- to 15-year-olds.