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Empowering Middle Level Educators

Reach every student. Grow professionally. Create great schools.

Our Mission

To advocate for the middle school concept.

About Us

Who We Are

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NCMLE strives to help create and support high-performing schools with middle grades that are:


  1. Academically Excellent
  2. Developmentally Responsive
  3. Socially Equitable
  4. Organizationally Structured 


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Annual Conference

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Preparations for our 2020 NCMLE Conference have begun!


Expedition to Excellence:

Exploring the Middle and Beyond

March 15-17, 2020

Greensboro, NC


Our conference page will be updated regularly with information.

NCMLE Journal

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The NCMLE Journal is a double-blind, peer-reviewed journal published three times each year (Fall, Spring, and Summer). The Journal publishes manuscripts on a variety of  topics related to the education of young adolescent learners and effective leadership. NCMLE partners with the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform for nationwide distribution.

President's Welcome

Greetings North Carolina Middle Level Educators,

Thank you so much for taking the opportunity to learn more about the NCMLE organization and our annual conference. I am excited and proud to serve as the NCMLE President. I have 24 years of experience in education. Currently, I am the very proud principal of Rogers-Herr Year-Round Middle School. 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. It is imperative for middle schools to nurture the whole child by ensuring the social, emotional and academic growth of every student we serve. 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 this 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 teachers, administrators, professors, students, families, community members and other school stakeholders who support NCMLE. By attending the annual conference, presenting at the conference, working on publications, and/or serving on committees, YOU make the difference in our organization. Without you, there is no way we would be as strong, impacting, and influential as we are. 
Mark your calendars for the upcoming Annual NCMLE conference (March 15-17). The theme for next year’s conference is Expedition to Excellence: Exploring the Middle and Beyond. We will have great professional development sessions focused on hot topics and current trends guiding middle level education. Please plan to join us for the best middle school conference in the state of North Carolina. Click here to learn more about the conference today. 
Again, it is a true honor and pleasure to serve as the NCMLE President. I am here to serve. Please do not hesitate to contact me if there is any way NCMLE may support your work in strengthening middle level education in your area as well as across our wonderful state. Thank you for your continued dedication, hard work, focus on adolescent development and doing all that you do for our students and schools.

Partners in education,

Dr. Kecia L. Rogers

PrincipalRogers-Herr Middle School

NCMLE President 

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