NAESP Center for Middle-Level Leadership

Center Focus

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The Center for Middle-Level Leadership focuses on providing the exceptional skills and support that middle-level administrators need to lead outstanding schools with high levels of student achievement.

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The Center works to connect aspiring and experienced middle-level leaders with pertinent information and resources that promote their work with young adolescents transitioning from elementary to high school.

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Leaders engaged in the work of the Center for Middle-level Leadership are typically interested in creating learning processes and environments designed to meet the unique needs of young adolescents.

NAESP middle-level leaders, you won’t want to miss the center’s new initiative – Middle-Level Meetups! Held every other month via Zoom, Middle-Level Meetups will help you grow your professional learning network and equip you with strategies to implement within your schools. Registration is open to current NAESP members and includes access to a specialized professional learning community within Canvas.

Plan to join us on these dates:

  • Nov. 4, 2021
  • Feb. 3, 2022
  • April 7, 2022
  • June 2, 2022

Register Now!

Meet the Fellows

Kevin Armstrong, Ed.D.

Kevin Armstrong, Ed.D.

Director At Large, Middle, 2019-2022
DuPont Hadley Middle School
Old Hickory, Tennessee
Jessica Cabeen

Jessica Cabeen

Ellis Middle School
Austin, MN


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