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NCMSA is your resource for information, strategies, best practices, professional development, and middle level advocacy. Our focus is on the middle grades and we are here to help you provide a great experience for students.
Dear Middle School Educator,
Thank you for choosing to visit the North Carolina Middle School Association Website. As a middle school educator, you have chosen to impact children during the most crucial time of their lives. Our association is here to offer resources and networking that will provide you with the most current pedagogy and integration of technology that engages students at this age.
The NCMSA has the best middle grades conference addressing adolescent education in the country. You can be part of this conference, which will be held March 17-19, 2013 in Greensboro, NC. This year’s theme is “Full sTEAM Ahead”. Sam Parker, much sought after speaker and author of 212° The Extra Degree, will open up our conference. Mark McLeod, motivational, humorous, full of energy and a real “middle school person” will bring our conference to a rousing conclusion with his closing keynote.
During the conference, awards are given to honor superintendents, principals, teachers and support personnel. You may nominate a deserving colleague for these awards. Please see our website for information and criteria. Nominations are due late November. Perhaps you believe your school should be recognized as a “Schools to Watch”. Visit our link to see the criteria and due dates for applications. We need to acknowledge our wonderful middle grades educators and schools. Our association has a variety of awards to acknowledge exemplary people and schools affiliated with the young adolescent child.
The NCMSA also offers grants. Please see our link that addresses the criteria and application. Our association is here to help you receive funds for your school.
The North Carolina Middle School Association offers several publications throughout the year. Our online Journal will keep you up to date on current programs and practices. You may join our Facebook account as well as communicate over Twitter. We need to network as much as possible. With all the new mandates, we need to work smarter, not harder, and utilize the expertise our colleagues have to offer.
Why join NCMSA? We are your professional organization. We are your family. All of us give a tremendous amount of time and dedication to these adolescent children and we need to be supportive of each other, share our ideas and advocate for the children that will determine the future of our country. Become a member, and add your name to the NCMSA family tree. Together we can make a difference.
With greatest appreciation for all you do,
Cathy Tomon, President