Educational Institutions

Association for Middle Level Education

  • Westerville, OH
  • www.amle.org

Mission Statement

Mission: The Association for Middle Level Education is dedicated to improving the educational experiences of all students ages 10 to 15 by providing vision, knowledge, and resources to educators and leaders.

Vision: The Association for Middle Level Education is the leading national and international organization advancing the education of all students ages 10 to 15, helping them succeed as learners and make positive contributions to their communities and to the world.

Core Values:
Integrity: We practice the ethical, inclusive, and courageous behaviors that sustain an open and honest organizational culture.
Future Thinking: We are visionary and prepare for the future.
Respect: We value human worth, dignity, diverse talents, and varied perspectives.
Collaboration: We seek active partnerships and shared leadership opportunities at the state, national, and international levels.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Annual Conference for Middle Level Education
  3. Institute for Middle Level Leadership
  4. School Improvement Assessment
Service Areas

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International

Our 48,000 members are in the United States and worldwide, and we have 43 state, provincial, and international affiliate partner organizations.

ruling year

1976

Chief Executive Officer since 2011

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Dr. William Dale Waidelich

Keywords

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Middle Level Education

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EIN

31-0865702

 Number

5856875209

Also Known As

NATIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL ASSOCIATION

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs

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Program 1

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Program 2

Annual Conference for Middle Level Education

The Annual Conference for Middle Level Education is an event that convenes from around the world more than 4000 educators of students ages 10 to 15 to share ideas for reaching and teaching this age group

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Education

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Adults

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Program 3

Institute for Middle Level Leadership

The AMLE Institute for Middle Level Leadership offers a multifaceted opportunity for middle grades leaders and teacher leaders to learn and participate while strengthening their eadership skills. With a focus on research-based practice, each day of the institute combines Interactive classroom sessions, discussion, peer-facilitated learning, and opportunities for educators to address topics that matter in their schools.

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Education

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Adults

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Program 4

School Improvement Assessment

The School Improvement Assessment measures a school's implementation of proven middle grades practices and offers specific recommendations for improvement. The assessment is based on This We Believe: Keys to Educating Young Adolescents, the definitive document that identifies the essential characteristics of successful middle grades schools and the characteristics of young adolescents.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

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Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Our 48,000 members are in the United States and worldwide, and we have 43 state, provincial, and international affiliate partner organizations.

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ASSOCIATION FOR MIDDLE LEVEL EDUCATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Association for Middle Level Education

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Chief Executive Officer

Dr. William Dale Waidelich

BIO

As a visionary leader who has been an internationally-recognized teacher, state department of education official, adjunct university faculty member, association executive, and curriculum development director, Will Waidelich currently serves as the executive director of the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE). With more than 47,000 members representing principals, teachers, central office personnel, professors, college students, parents, community leaders, and educational consultants across the United States, Canada, and 46 other countries, AMLE is dedicated to improving the educational experiences of all students ages 10 to 15 by providing vision, knowledge, and resources to educators and leaders.

Described as an innovative and collaborative educational administrator by peers and supervisors, Dr. Waidelich holds master's and bachelor's degrees from The Ohio State University and a Doctor of Education degree from Virginia Tech. As a lifelong learner, he is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) from the American Society of Association Executives.

While teaching, he was one of 20 teachers selected nationally to the Christa McAuliffe Institute for Educational Pioneering. Additionally, he served as his local education association's president and, later, was a school board member and legislative liaison to the state legislature. Whether in Indiana, Ohio, or Virginia, Dr. Waidelich has been an active advocate for educational development for schoolchildren and professional development for teachers.

A self-described family man, parent of five children, one grandchild, and Ohio State Buckeye fan, Dr. Waidelich somehow finds time to balance family with being an association executive, small business owner, and member of numerous associations and fraternal organizations.
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s the chief executive of the Association for Middle Level Education, Dr. Waidelich led AMLE through a rebranding process to position AMLE as the premier national and international organization helping middle grades educators reach every student, grow professionally, and create great schools. For more information about AMLE visit www.amle.org.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Pam Millikan

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