Vermont Association for Middle Level Education

We support, encourage and inspire middle-level educators to develop programs and practices designed specifically around the needs of adolescents, with the focus on learning for every student, and a strong student voice.

Vermont’s Young Adolescents for the 21st Century

“Middle School Is Not A Building” was designed to inform and guide all stakeholders dedicated to make education relevant and successful for all of Vermont’s 10-14 year olds. Based on Vermont and National data Vermont’s Middle Grades Task Force created ten research based goals to support the educational needs of young adolescents.

Clearly aligned with the concepts embodied in our Transformation of Education efforts, and inspired by “High Schools on the Move” the document provides a roadmap that can be immediately helpful to educators at all levels. “Middle School Is Not a Building” is a resource that will help all of Vermont’s educators envision and implement an educational system that truly responds to the diverse learning needs of Vermont’s learners.

Video of the 2016 Conference

Beyond Bullying: Creating a Culture of Respect in Learning Communities

The VAMLE Annual Conference is held each year in March, and brings together teams of middle level students and educators from across Vermont. The goal of the conference is to develop student leadership in planning for school change. A keynote speaker opens the conference, followed by workshops that offer strategies for combatting bullying and building a culture of respect and inclusion.

SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, March 11, 2020, Snow Date: March 13, 2020 at Champlain College, Burlington


Congratulations to the 2019 VAMLE Outstanding Teachers Rising Star in Middle Level Education is to recognize teachers with up to 3 years of experience in middle level. The Rising Star for 2019 is Grace Gilmour, Crossett Brook Middle School.

Master of Middle Level Education is to recognize teachers with 10 or more years in middle level. The 2019 Masters of Middle Level are Eric Libardoni, Brattleboro Area Middle School and Jennifer Hill, Crossett Brook Middle School.

Master of Middle Level Nomination Form

The awards were presented on June 6, 2019 at the annual Scholar Leader Dinner at Norwich University.

Our Sponsors and Partners

The VAMLE Board wishes to thank our sponsors, Special Olympics Vermont and Ben and Jerry’s Foundation, and our partners, The Middle Grades Collaborative, NELMS, and A World of Difference Institute.