Cheers for Middle Level Education and Welcome to new VAMLE Board Members
The John H. Lounsbury Award for Distinguished Achievement in Middle Level Education was awarded to Dr. Penny Bishop, Associate Dean of the College of Education and Social Services at UVM. Congratulation to Penny for the recognition she deserves for her exemplary career advocating for middle leve students.
Meg O'Donnell, past-President and VAMLE Board member, was recognized by Rebecca Holcombe, Secretary of the Agency of Education, as an Outstanding Vermont Teacher.
VAMLE Team presented at the Association for Middle Level Education in Austin, TX on October 10, 2016. Betsy Memoe, President of VAMLE, Michelle Gates, VAMLE partner with Special Olympics Vermont, Lindsey Halman, Essex Middle School, and Meg O'Donnell, Shelburne Community School, traveled with Sue Gee, VAMLE Executive Director, to present a session: Empowering Students to Initiate Positive Changes in School Climate. This was the first time a team from VAMLE presented at a national conference.
New VAMLE Board members: VAMLE welcomes Kathy Johnson, Vermont Equity, and consultant with A World of Difference Institute, and Ryan Parkman, Principal of Northfield Middle School. They were voted in at the Board meeting on September 22nd at Castleton University.