Dr. John H. Lounsbury (1924-2020) was a true friend to the Association for Middle Level Education. One of the founding members of the organization, previously known as National Middle School Association, John was also considered one of the founders of the middle school movement. He was a teacher, mentor, writer, editor, and advocate who was profoundly dedicated to improving the educational experiences of young adolescents. His legend lives on as we are inspired by him to do what’s best for our middle school students. We are honored to share this sampling of work by John.