Member Spotlight

AMLE Celebrates Inaugural Schools of Distinction

AMLE recognized its inaugural class of Schools of Distinction earlier this month, in conjunction with the organization’s 49th Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. The twelve schools were selected for their fervent commitment to implementing the essential attributes and characteristics of successful middle grades schools. In addition to being celebrated during a special awards ceremony, each

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Let’s Create Classrooms Focused on What Makes Adolescents Special

This article is part of AMLE’s showcase of work by aspiring middle grades educators. The author, Ashley Wilson, is an AMLE student member majoring in Education at the University of Richmond. We welcome student perspectives, and encourage those in teacher preparation programs to submit articles to membercenter@amle.org. Learn more about AMLE’s Collegiate Middle Level Association

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Reginald Davenport

Professional Development Consultant (Former Middle Level Educator) Discovery Education Silver Spring, MD (residing in Plainfield, NJ) reginald.o.davenport@gmail.com 1. Name the key responsibilities in your current role After 20 years as a middle level teacher, vice principal and principal, I now work as a teacher of teachers. I facilitate professional development for classroom and building leading

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Amanda Austin

            Assistant Principal of Instruction Plaquemine High School Plaquemine, Louisiana amandaaustin@ipsb.education 1. Name the key responsibilities in your current role My key responsibilities include: Successful curriculum implementation in math, ELA, and science Effective two-way communication between school and home Impactful teaming and collaborative meetings with like content teachers and across

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LaVonna Roth

Author, Speaker and Lead Illuminator Ignite Your S.H.I.N.E.® Tampa, FL lavonna@igniteyourSHINE.com 1. Name the key responsibilities in your current role As an illuminator for stakeholders in education (students, parents, edcuators, etc.), my key responsibilities are to connect and build relationships with others and share knowledge that will inspire and provide key tools to increase student

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Kim Campbell

Proud Middle School Teacher/Dean of Students Hopkins West Junior High Hopkins, MN kim.mtm@gmail.com 1. Name the key responsibilities in your current role My key responsibilities are to teach 8th grade Global Studies part time and serve as a Dean of Students working with students and their behavior. I am also the founder and coordinator of

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