Middle School Leaders Network

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About the Middle School Leaders Network

A network dedicated to middle level leaders, who often face challenges unique to preparing students for high school. And who, let’s face it, put up with A LOT..….

NASSP membership not required to join.

Middle School Leaders Network Facilitators

Melissa Lime
Vice Principal
Freedom Crossing Academy
St. Johns, FL

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Darren Ellwein
Harrisburg High School
Harrisburg, SD

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Upcoming Network Meetings

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Middle School Leaders Network Meeting

June 12, 2023, 5:00–6:00 p.m. ET

Members of this network meet monthly via Zoom to talk about challenges unique to preparing students for high school. Share via: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Copy Link Email More

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Assistant Principal Leadership Network Meeting

June 14, 2023, 8:00–9:00 p.m. ET

Meeting the unique needs of the Assistant Principalship by providing opportunities to connect with colleagues, share current challenges, and celebrate successes. Join the next meeting here. Share via: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Copy Link Email More

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Rural School Leaders Network Meeting

June 15, 2023, 6:00–7:00 p.m. ET

School leaders in rural communities strengthen their connections in this monthly online meeting. Share via: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Copy Link Email More

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Latest News

  • A basic goal of middle level student councils should be to empower young student leaders to become the driving force in shaping the activities and culture of a developmentally responsive student organization. Reaching that goal means that student councils, like […]
  • Last week, the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association (MEMSPA) hosted a Twitter Chat delving into how K–12 principals can advocate for policy changes to improve their schools. See below for highlights from NASSP Director of External Affairs Jen […]
  • In honor of AP Week, we spoke with Lamark Holley, an assistant principal of Southampton Middle School in Bel Air, MD, about his longtime career in education and the difference he makes in his school community. How did you get […]
  • This winter, a group of school leaders from across the country came together to review contenders for NASSP’s Advocacy Champion of the Year. Going in, they knew this wouldn’t be easy. The awardee had to embody the mission of the […]
  • March is Women’s History Month, a time when we recognize and celebrate the contributions of women throughout American history. In honor of this month, we want to highlight a new opportunity for women in school leadership to collaborate and support […]
  • In honor of Women’s History Month and the amazing work you do as school leaders on behalf of your students and staff, we have gathered insights from five women on the NASSP Board of Directors who have faced challenges and […]
  • Today is World Teen Mental Wellness Day. In honor of it, I want to share how school budget cuts inadvertently led me to take a closer look at the importance of mental health. And for that, I am eternally grateful. […]
  • When I became a school administrator over 15 years ago, the applicant pool for filling certified teaching vacancies was deep, if not overflowing. It was not uncommon to receive ten or more quality résumés from which to select worthy candidates. […]
  • On the other side of COVID-19, we continue to experience the ramifications of the pandemic’s effects on students academically and emotionally and on teachers’ skills to address these issues. At Henderson Middle School in Jackson, GA, we quickly realized that […]
  • I believe that Black History Month is not just a time to remember the history of African Americans but a time to understand the importance of three things: advocacy, activism, and societal progress. Over the years, advocacy in particular has […]