Academic Excellence

High-performing schools with middle grades are academically excellent. They challenge all students to use their minds well.

Developmental Responsiveness

High-performing schools with middle grades are sensitive to the unique developmental challenges of early adolescence.

Social Equity

High-performing schools with middle grades are socially equitable, democratic, and fair. They provide every student with high quality teachers, resources, learning opportunities, and supports. They keep positive options open for all students.

Organizational Structures & Processes

High-performing schools with middle grades are learning organizations that establish norms, structures, and organizational arrangements to support and sustain their trajectory toward excellence.

Membership

Association has both individual and institutional memberships. Membership year is July 1 – June 30. Enrollment & Renewal for 2018/2019 and each year may be made as soon as April 1.

3 Easy Ways to Renew or Join:

  1. Renew or Join online now.
  2. Membership form to Mail or fax
  3. Email NCMLE your membership or W-9 request.

Proud to be affiliated with the Association for Middle Level Education.

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Proud to be affiliated with the National Forum & Schools to Watch initiative.

Proud Recipient of a Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Grant 

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President's Message

Greetings North Carolina Middle Level Educators,

Thank you so much for taking the opportunity to learn more about our organization and our annual conference. I am excited and proud to serve as the NCMLE President. One of the first things you will notice about me is that I am very much a teacher at heart and by action. First and foremost, I believe school is about students and learning. Everything we do and the decisions we make are based on our students’ needs. Middle Level Education is my passion. It is a true honor to work with and lead our strong organization of educators who are equally as passionate about the advocacy for and work of Middle Level Education.

Each year, I am inspired by the overwhelming show of support of hundreds of college students, teachers, administrators, professors, and other school stakeholders who support NCMLE. By attending the annual conference, presenting at the conference, working on publications, or serving on committees, YOU all make the difference in our organization. Without you, there is no way that we would be as strong, as impacting, and influential as we are. Thank you for doing all that you do for our students.

Mark your calendars as I hope to see you next year (March 3 – March 5) for the 44th Annual NCMLE conference. The theme for next year’s conference is Keys of Success: Unlocking Middle School Achievement.  We will have renowned speaker Jack Berckemeyer and great sessions focused on the four keys to success of middle school as identified by the National Forum which include:

  1. Academic Excellence: Challenging all students to use their minds well.
  2. Developmental Responsiveness: Being sensitive to the unique developmental challenges of early adolescence.
  3. Social Equity: Being democratic and fair, providing every student with high-quality teachers, resources, and supports.
  4. Organizational Structures and Supports: Sharing a vision and promote a learning community of practice.

Again, it is a true honor and pleasure to serve as the NCMLE President. Thank you for your continued support.

Dr. Kecia Rogers

NCMLE President