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PAMLE is accepting nominations for awards that will be presented at the 2022 PAMLE State Conference. The conference will take place February 26-28, 2022 at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center in State College, PA.

Joan Jarrett Student Award
An opportunity for our middle school student leaders to receive recognition for their positive behaviors.

Learning to Teach & Teaching to Learn: Student Teacher Recognition
A recognition for the student teachers who are refining their skills and making a difference in the lives of middle school students.

Lincoln Investment/PAMLE Promising Practitioners Award: New Teacher Award
An award that recognizes the positive affects that our new teachers are having on students.

Ann Moniot Outstanding Middle Level Teacher
Nominees for this award are veteran teachers who positively affect students and the school culture.

Leonard R. Ference Outstanding Administrator Award
An award for principals who are making positive changes within their school.

Pennsylvania Association for Middle Level Education John H. Lounsbury Memorial Award
A recognition for veteran middle school educators, with a minimum of 15 years in middle school education, who are influential leaders and advocates for students.

Please review the awards and nominate the students, student teachers, new teachers, veteran teachers, and administrators who create a positive learning environment at your schools -


The 2022 PAMLE State Conference will take place February 26-28, 2022 at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center in State College, PA. The conference will begin at noon on the 26th with a keynote by Kelly Weaver, highlighting her new book, “Living Your Own Aloha: 5 Steps to Manifesting Your Dreams”. The keynote will be followed by two sessions as well as a Summit for ALL current college students. There will be a social on Saturday evening with a Hawaiian Luau theme.

Sessions will begin Sunday morning followed by a Tailgate Buffet lunch with Keynote speaker Jennifer Williams who will highlight her new book, “Peacekeepers Empowering Youth Using Restorative Practices”, afternoon sessions and our dinner celebration recognizing our STW schools as well as other PAMLE awards. Jen Cort will be our Sunday night keynote speaker highlighting her newest book. Monday morning will begin with a Happy Valley Buffet breakfast for all, followed by sessions. The conference will close by 12:30 pm allowing time for attendees to get home.

Early bird registration is now open through September 30. The Full Conference price for PAMLE Members is $199 and $229 for non-members. Register today!

Call for Presenters!

We are currently looking for presentations. If you are interested in presenting, consider submitting one of the following proposal types:

  • Concurrent Sessions - These are traditional, 60-minute sessionsP and presentation submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.. If accepted, the Primary Presenter will receive a $25 discount to the conference. This form will be closed when we are no longer accepting applications.
  • Spark & Tell Sessions - This format is to give beginning or experienced presenters an opportunity to share a best practice in a 15 minute presentation. Each 60 minute session is divided into three 15-minute segments, allowing participants to get more personal attention and more information in a short amount of time. There will be 3 similar presentations within each session. Each presenter will present one 15 minute session. Each lead presenter will receive a $25 discount to the conference.
  • Speed Sessions - This format is to give beginning or experienced presenters an opportunity to share a best practice in a 15 minute video. Each presenter will develop a 15 minute video of a best practice that will be shared with all the conference attendees. These videos will also be posted on our website. All completed videos will be sent to

Upcoming Events from PAMLE

The 2020-2021 school year is ending and it is time for relaxing, reflecting and enjoying time with family and friends. PAMLE would like to share a few items of interest with you and encourage your participation.

  • September 18-19, 9 AM - 1 PM
    Join Brain Power’s expert panel of teachers, neuroscientists, and mental-health physicians and PAMLE’s team of educators on September 18th and 19th from 9 AM -1 PM to receive 10 hours towards your ACT 48 ongoing education requirements. In this two-day “PD Party” experience world-class content presented in modern, augmented videos, and feel the learning-party social learning vibe in interactive digital breakout sessions, discussions, polls, and more. Visit for all the details and to register!
  • November 4-6, 2021
    #AMLE21 - 48th Annual Conference for Middle Level Education in Louisville, Kentucky
    Registration is open at
  • February 26-28, 2022
    PAMLE22 – 47th Annual PAMLE State Conference at the Ramada Conference Center – State College, PA
    Registration opens soon at
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PAMLE Webinars

PAMLE recently presented a virtual book study of AMLE’s foundational position paper, The Successful Middle School: This We Believe, led by Gail Heinemeyer and Linda Hopping. You can review the recordings and resources on the PAMLE YouTube Channel.

Look for the PAMLE 2021-2022 Webinar Series to begin on August 11, 2021. Look for details at

Missed a past webinar?  You can view recorded webinars on the PAMLE YouTube Channel!

Resources From PAMLE and AMLE

Check out these resources from AMLE and PAMLE. During this unprecedented time, educators are being asked to support their school communities while adapting to an entirely different way of teaching almost overnight.

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Middle School Vacancies

This listing is compiled from emails sent to PAMLE Board Members. Check back often as this will be updated regularly.

Betwixt and Between

The new issue (spring) of Betwixt and Between is now available on the PaPOMLE website. Scroll to the bottom of the page to access the latest edition as well as previously published issues. It has many great articles for educators including some authored by a ML professor, a ML principal, and a ML teacher education candidate. 

And click here to find out how Betwixt & Between has recently expanded to reflect the voices of ALL stakeholders engaged in ML education! Although we will keep the formal research section, we are now offering new non-research calls for short essays (500-750 words) from ML teachers and ML students! Read more here.

Find out more About CMLA

The Collegiate Middle Level Association is a professional education organization for college students preparing to become middle level teachers. Some colleges and universities have a chapter you can join, or you can start one at your institution, or you can become a member of the chapter at-large if your program is very small. CMLA’s are unique to each chapter, but all members have the commonalities of being dedicated to the developmentally appropriate education of young adolescents (ages 10-15) and passionate about developing their own ability to be effective middle level teachers. Check the AMLE website to learn about activities and opportunities available through CMLA. For even deeper involvement in the field of Middle Level Education in Pennsylvania, check out this opportunity to become the CMLA representative to the PAMLE State Board.

PAMLE is a proud affiliate of the Association for Middle Level Education


The Middle Level Legacy video series documents the history of a major educational reform in American Education: the Middle School Movement. Check out these videos from AMLE.

Legislative - Carol Watson

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