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Purpose: NELMS seeks to honor administrators who value, understand and support effective middle level education.

Selection Criteria:

  • Understands how young adolescents learn
  • Champions middle level education by:
    • actively promoting and advocating middle level education
    • building community support
    • recognizing middle level as a distinct entity of education
  • Supports and models effective middle level philosophy
  • Encourages professional development in middle level best practices
  • Provides leadership and supervision of effective instructional practices and student outcomes

Application Process: The nominator must collect the following and send all materials electronically to:
nelms@nelms.org by February 1:

  • The nominator must be from the same school district and must address in writing how the nominee meets the five criteria stated above in one thousand words (1,000) or less.

Nomination Form for A+dministrator Award pdf

Recognition: Those who receive an award will be recognized at the NELMS Annual Conference and in MidLines (the NELMS newsletter), receive a two=day registration to our Annual Conference, and be featured on the web site.

The recipient will also be invited to present the award to the next year's award winner at the Annual Conference Welcome and Recognitions Reception.

Deadline: The nomination must be received by February 1.

This year's winners:

Samuel Jacobs, Principal, Walpole Elementary School, Walpole, NH
Susan Sojka, Associate Principal, The Gilbert School, Winsted, CT