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President's Message

Dr. Deborah Paine

Dear Middle Level Educator,
Thank you for taking the time to visit the Georgia Association for Middle Level Education (GAMLE) website. Not only have you chosen one of the most important professions, but you have elected to serve in the middle grades. Middle grades children are encountering more changes than any time since birth, and you play a crucial role in their development during this time. The Georgia Association for Middle Level Education provides middle grades teachers in Georgia opportunities to network with middle level educators across the state, opportunities for professional growth, and access to resources designed for the middle grades.
The Georgia Association for Middle Level Education is proud to serve as the sole organization representing the middle level educators in our state. We host an outstanding state conference where teachers have opportunities to present on best practices from their classroom, attend sessions on new methods for student engagement, and network with other professional educators from across our great state. In addition, teacher grants, team of the year awards, and educator of the year awards are presented. Check out our website for more information on applying for grants or nominating one of your peers for an award. You must have either an individual GAMLE membership or your school must be an institutional member in order to be eligible. Look for the nominations and applications deadlines available here. Please consider taking advantage of these opportunities to acknowledge the wonderful work being done in middle schools across Georgia.
Our association is also the primary sponsor for the Georgia Lighthouse Schools to Watch program. Do you think your school meets the criteria for this distinguished recognition? Check out the Lighthouse Schools to Watch link on our webpage and apply for a team visit.
As a member of the Georgia Association for Middle Level Education, you receive information on middle grades topics via our Facebook and Twitter feed. Among the privileges of membership in GAMLE are discounted conference fees, opportunities to present at our conference, and eligibility to apply for grants and awards sponsored by GAMLE. We also produce newsletters throughout the year that are sent to members. 
I encourage you to join GAMLE! We are YOUR professional organization in Georgia. We share a love for young adolescents in the middle years. We also know that we need to support one another, share ideas that work, and be the advocate for middle grade children in our state. Join the GAMLE family today!

We look forward to learning with you!

Sincerely, 

Dr. Deborah Paine

President

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Board of Directors

First Name

Last Name

BOD POSITION

Primary Email

Work location

Work location address

School phone #

Brad

Bowling

Northeast Liaison

brad.bowling@barrow.k12.ga.us

Barrow County Schools

179 West Athens St. Winder, GA 30680

678-425-2824

Jolain

Brownell

Northwest Liaison

jolainbrownell@pickenscountyschools.org

Pickens Junior High School

1802 Refuge Road Jasper GA 30143

706 – 253 – 1830

Dolly

Gill

Southwest Liaison

gilldo@lee.k12.ga.us

Lee County Middle School – West

190 Smithville Road Leesburg, GA 31763

229-903-2140

Erica

Foster

At-Large

ericafox84@gmail.com

Griffin Middle School

Smyrna, GA

 

Joey

Hinson

President-Elect

joey.hinson@hcbe.net

Feagin Mill Middle School

1200 Feagin Mill Road Warner Robins, GA 31088

478-953-0430

Kathleen

Mccaffrey

Metro West Liaison

MccaffreyK@fultonschools.org

Ridgeview Charter Middle School

Atlanta, Georgia, 30342

404-314-4217

Camille

McElroy

Co-Director GA Lighthouse STW

cami_@bellsouth.net

 

4035 Post Gate Dr. Cummings, GA 30040

770-205-2823

Angela

McManigal

Southeast  Liaison

amcmanigal@camden.k12.ga.us

St Marys Middle School (Camden CO)

205 Martha Drive; St Marys, GA 31558

912-882-8626

Nancy

Mizelle

Treasurer

nancy.mizelle@gcsu.edu

Georgia College

CBX 071 Georgia College & State University Milledgeville, GA 31061

478-445-6555

Deborah

Paine

President

dgpaine@valdosta.edu

Valdosta State University

Initial Teacher Preparation 1500 N. Patterson St Valdosta, GA. 31963

229-333-5611

Stacie

Pettit

Central East Liaison

spettit@augusta.edu

Augusta University

“1120 15th Street Augusta, GA 30912 “

706-294-9136

John

Pritchett

State Department Liaison

jpritchett@doe.k12.ga.us

Georgia Department of Education

205 Jesse Hill Jr Dr SE, Twin Towers East Suite 1752, Atlanta, GA 30334

470-755-1908

Willam (Neal)

Tam

Past-President

tamw@mcduffie.k12.ga.us

McDuffie County Board of Education

716 North Lee Street Thomson, GA 30824

706-986-4033

Kathy

Thompson

College Liaison

kthompso@uga.edu

University of Georgia

629-E Aderhold Hall, 110 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602

706-542-4244

Christy

Todd

Metro East Liaison

todd.christy@mail.fcboe.org

Rising Starr Middle School, Fayette County Public Schools

183 Panther Path, Fayetteville, GA 30215

770) 486-2721

Amanda

Wall

POMLE Liaison; Newsletter editor

awall@georgiasouthern.edu

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, GA 30460

 

   

CMLA Liaison

 

University of Georgia