We work all year round to create opportunities for middle school educators to grow professionally and help build a nationwide community by building relationships, sharing ideas, and having a little fun! AMLE members enjoy full access to all of our content as well as discounts on books, resources, and conference registrations. Read on to find out how to become a member, explore other ways to get involved, and see what else we’re up to.

Become a Member

You are a passionate middle grades educator. You appreciate the uniqueness of every student in your classroom. You advocate for your students every day while helping them along their individual path to achievement. You chose the middle grades because you understand the impact one teacher can make on the lives of 10 to 15 year olds. You are AMLE!


Starting at $49.99


Provides you with full access to all of our content as well as discounts on books, resources, and conference registrations.


(Benefits for one building)

Starting at $249.99

Make everyone in your building an AMLE member for one low price. A great way to provide your staff with professional development resources!

Universities & Students

(Full-time undergraduate students)

Starting at $14.99

Same benefits as our Professional Membership, at half the price. Includes membership in CMLA, the professional organization for college students preparing to become middle school teachers.

Member Spotlight

AMLE is a community of educators who are at their best when they share their experiences and challenges. One way we do that is by spotlighting members and school communities doing amazing work with their middle school students. Put yourself, your colleague, or your school in the spotlight!

Amanda Austin, Assistant Principal of Instruction, LA
Plaquemine High School
I am a member of AMLE, because I want to be a member of an organization that solely focuses their current research, professional development, and resources toward middle level education.
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Reginald Davenport, Prof. Development Consultant, MD
Discovery Education
As the number of state and federal mandates continue to mount, teachers struggle with planning/creating instructional experiences for students that incorporate all of the requirements and still meet their students’ individual needs.
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Lauren Huddleston, English Teacher, TN
Hutchison School
AMLE has such wonderful resources for those of us who spend all day with a unique age group of students; the Twitter feed alone is full of wonderful ideas and teachers from around the country.
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Call for submissions and volunteer opportunities

Write for AMLE


Write for AMLE

AMLE is actively seeking ideas and perspectives on teaching and reaching 10- to 15-year-olds. If you are a teacher, administrator, professor, researcher, counselor, or coach with valuable insights, ideas, or research, we welcome your articles and manuscripts. AMLE publications are your trusted source for information on best practices in middle level education and we want to include your voice!

Volunteer as a manuscript reviewer for Middle School Journal or RMLE.

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Serve on a Committee

The AMLE Board of Trustees has designated advisory and review committees to guide the work of the association. If you are passionate about middle level education and want to volunteer your time to improving the middle school profession, there’s a role for you! Committees for which we are currently accepting interested applicants are:

Research Advisory Committee
Professional Preparation Advisory Committee

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Board of Trustees

The AMLE Board of Trustees works collaboratively with AMLE staff to develop policies, procedures, and regulations for the operation of the Association; to monitor the Association’s financial health, programs and overall performance; and to provide the Chief Executive Officer with the resources to meet the mission, goals and objectives of the Association.

Meet our current Board members, learn about elections, and find out how to submit your name for the ballot.


Submit an Initiative

AMLE is a member-driven community and values the input and ideas of each member. The initiative petition process ensures that every member has a way to bring his or her issues of interest to the board’s attention. Initially, members must raise the initiative with a trustee prior to submitting a petition in order that available channels for Board consideration be exhausted prior to commencement of this process.


John H. Lounsbury Award

The John H. Lounsbury Award for Distinguished Achievement in Middle Level Education is the highest award given by the Association for Middle Level Education.

AMLE Educator of the Year 

This award, previously known as the Distinguished Educator Award, recognizes outstanding practitioners in middle level education—those who have made a significant impact on the lives of 10- to 15-year-olds through leadership, vision, and advocacy.

AMLE Distinguished Service Award

This award recognizes outstanding service by an organization or an individual who makes a significant contribution to advancing the work of the Association for Middle Level Education in reaching educators, schools, and students.


Collegiate Middle Level Association (CMLA) Chapter Grant

The Association for Middle Level Education Foundation Fund Committee sponsors the Collegiate Middle Level Association Chapter Grant, which is presented to the CMLA chapter that has demonstrated commitment to the preparation of future middle grades teachers.

March is Middle Level Education Month

The Association for Middle Level Education has joined with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, The National Association of Elementary School Principals and The National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform to declare March the official month to focus on students ages 10 to 15 and celebrate middle level education.

The key messages for the celebration are:

  • The importance of parents being knowledgeable about young adolescents and being actively involved in their lives;
  • The understanding that healthy bodies plus healthy minds equal healthy young adolescents;
  • The realization that the education young adolescents experience during this formative period of life will, in large measure, determine the future for all citizens; and
  • The knowledge that every young adolescent should have the opportunity to pursue his or her dreams and aspirations, and post-secondary education should be a possibility for all.

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