About Us

Welcome to VAMLE
A web site for all teachers, administrators and parents of 10 – 15 year olds in Vermont.
Providing services and support – your voice for middle level education –
making the work with all 10 – 15 year olds a priority.

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Vermont’s Young Adolescents

VAMLE’s mission is to inform and guide all stakeholders dedicated to making education relevant and successful for Vermont’s 10-15 year olds. Middle level educators recognize that young adolescents are in transition between childhood and adolescence, and require programs and practices built on their specific needs.

Middle School Is Not a Building, provides every school regardless of the grade configuration with the necessary information for change. Included in the document is a matrix that provides a roadmap for assessing your school’s status with regard to ten identified goals. The publication was originally created in 2009 by a representative group of Vermont middle level educators, guided by the Middle Grades Collaborative and VAMLE. In 2019-2020, a group of constituents met with VAMLE Board members to update the document.