Georgia Middle School Association 40th

Annual Conference

February 25-27, 2018

will be returning to the

Rainwater Conference Center – Valdosta, GA

“THE MIDDLE” X Marks the Spot: Discovering the Hidden Treasures of Young Adolescents.

Conference Hotel:

Hampton Inn & Suites Valdosta/Conference Center

2 Meeting Place Drive, Valdosta, Georgia, 31601


FAX: 229-242-2232

Booking Link:

BOOK NOW for the fantastic $93.00 per night room rate!  Rate ends 25 January 2018!!




Special Keynote Speaker, Author of Teach Like a Pirate


Dave Burgess is the New York Times Best-Selling author of Teach Like a PIRATE, co-author of P is for PIRATE, and the president of Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc. which delivers powerful, inspirational, and innovative books, keynotes, and professional development.

He specializes in teaching hard-to-reach, hard-to-motivate students with techniques that incorporate showmanship and creativity. At a recent ceremony in Washington, D.C., he was awarded the BAMMY for Secondary School Teacher of the Year by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences.

At the GMSA conference, Dave will deliver the ultimate professional development experience for all conference attendees that is truly inspirational. You can expect a high-energy, interactive, and entertaining experience that will leave you unbelievably inspired, motivated, and with the practical skills to dramatically increase student engagement.

His presentation will be a unique blend of outrageously energetic performance art and magic, mixed with an inspirational message of how and why to become more passionate in the classroom. All techniques and methods will be modeled and fully explained so as to leave no doubt about how to apply the methods in the real-world. GMSA attendees will leave with a tool-box full of dynamic presentational ideas that they can immediately use to improve their lessons. As a teacher in San Diego, California, he was a 2001 and 2012 Golden Apple winner in the Grossmont Union High School District and the 2007-2008 Teacher of the Year at West Hills High School. He was voted a faculty standout for 17 consecutive years in categories such as Most Entertaining, Most Energetic, and Most Dramatic.

Register for Conference

Price Qty
Individual - Membershow details + $175.00 (USD)   Expired
Individual - NonMembershow details + $225.00 (USD)   Expired
Full Time Student OR Award Winnershow details + $50.00 (USD)   Expired
Presentershow details + $100.00 (USD)   Expired
Presenter - NonMembershow details + $135.00 (USD)   Expired

Conference Schedule


Registration – 3:00 – 6:00

Exhibitor Set up – 3:00 – 7:00


College Breakfast:       7:30 – 9:00

Registration:                7:30 – 9:00

Exhibits open:              7:30 – 9:00

Opening Welcome:       9:00 – 9:30

Session One:              9:40 – 10:40

Exhibit Time:              10:40 – 11:00

Session Two:              11:00 – 12:00

 Awards Luncheon:       12:00 – 1:30

Silent Auction Open:     12:00 – 5:30

Session Three:                 1:30 – 2:30

Session Four:                   2:40 – 3:40

Exhibits and Silent Auction:  3:45 – 4:45


Exhibit Time:  8:30 – 9:30

Session Five:  9:40 – 10:40

KEYNOTE SPEAKER  10:45 – 11:45

Book signing with Dave Burgess: 12:00 – 1:00