|VMSA Vision Statement The Virginia Middle School
Association is an alliance of individuals and representative of organizations
which advocates academic excellence in a supportive and equitable learning
environment responsive to the diverse interests, talents, accomplishments and
needs of young adolescents.
VMSA Mission Statement The Virginia Middle School Association
(VMSA) provides proactive leadership in middle level education in collaboration
with state and national organizations, governmental agencies, and institutions
of higher learning. The Association supports appropriate practices and
experiences for young adolescents including high expectations, varied teaching
and learning activities, flexible organizational structures, positive school
climates, and school, family, and community partnerships. VMSA offers
conference programs to provide professional development in appropriate practices
for individuals with an interest in the education of young adolescents. The
Association provides information resources, including print and web resources,
as well as a support network for those working with students in the middle
grades. VMSA strives to support and improve middle level education to meet the
academic, physical, emotional, and social needs of young adolescents.
Revised July 1, 2001
seeks to honor teachers and other middle level educators who have
demonstrated a devotion to teaching young adolescents and a commitment
middle level practices. We are sponsoring two awards to recognize
a teacher and another educator who are involved in outstanding middle
level education practices. Links for each of these award
nominations follow. We encourage you to recognize
these people who make a difference in our middle school kids'
VMSA Teacher of the Year application materials
VMSA Educator of the Year application materials
you at JMU on October 25 for our annual conference. See the
Conference link for registration information and the conference
VMSA October Newsletter
Click here to access "the Endeavor" - A digest of News and Views of Middle Level Education
Check the "Announcements" page for recently updated information and opportunities!
the Leadership Team of VMSA! Leadership opportunities
exist for dynamic and ambitious middle school
Teacher Representative - The
teacher representative will represent all middle level
teachers in their region to the board. The teacher
representative serves as a conduit for information from
the board to the schools as well as providing information
to the board from the schools.
If you are interested in serving middle
level educators and students in your region and
throughout the Commonwealth, please contact Gayle Sutton, President, at Gayle_sutton@ccpsnet.net for more information.
review this website for information on joining VMSA,
upcoming conferences, announcements pertaining to middle
school and those involved with middle schools, and
contact information on the many resources available
within the middle school community. Use the links on the
right to access this listed information and more!
Finally, feel free to contact the many people listed with
the Board of Directors if you need specific resources or
information on middle school programming available in