Closing Speakers Announcement!

Mrs. Donna Porter and D.J. Batiste

As a Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor, Ms. Porter provides ongoing training and coaching to teachers on this remarkable classroom management philosophy. As a inspirational speaker, Ms. Porter emphasizes messages of wise choices and commitment to education.

For the past decade, Ms. Porter adapted Conscious Discipline® methodology to efficiently work in the high school arena. Utilizing the concepts of Conscious Discipline, Ms. Porter never had a behavior office referral. Because of such tremendous success, Ms. Porter has worked diligently to promote this concept to as many teachers as possible.

For more information see: D P Keynote Flyer New2015-2016

Pre-Conference Announcement

Two choices!!!

For Administrators, Lead Teachers, Aspiring Leaders, Curriculum Specialists:

Want to move from Good to Great? Learn The Research and Practical Strategies of Highly Effective Teachers, Leaders and Schools.

What separates good schools from great schools? How do great leaders sustain great cultures and performance over time? How can we support high performing professional learning communities and implement initiatives with fidelity? Attend this informative and interactive pre conference session and walk away with tools and strategies you can use the next day for creating and sustaining a high performing school.

Bobby Moore, Senior Director, Battelle for Kids

For Teachers:
So, I’m A Teacher… Now What? Behavior Interventions That Work

This session is designed to give novice and experienced teachers a look into what key components are necessary for a smooth transition into and maintaining the role of being an effective classroom manager and teacher.  Specifically, in this pre-conference session, participants will be introduced to traditional and non-traditional behavior interventions used to help students thrive in class.  This interactive session will give participants opportunities to discuss, plan for, and role play what to do when a student is in need of intervention.  Keep Calm and LEAP on into Middle Level Education without the worry of BEHAVIOR issues!

Dr. Laquanta Nelson, Byram Middle School
Ms. Chinelo Evans, Jackson Public Schools


Hotel Reservations

Make your hotel reservations today:

Comfort Suites
122 Plaza Drive
Hattiesburg, MS  39402
$87.00 (plus tax )- Double or King
Breakfast Included
Reservation Code:  MAMLE

Baymont Inn & Suites
123 Plaza Drive
Hattiesburg, MS  39402
$79.99 (plus tax ) – King
$82.99 (plus tax) – Double
Breakfast Included
Reservation Code:  MAMLE

Special rates available till Friday, February 12, 2016.

Keynote Speaker!!!

We are pleased to announce one of our keynote speakers for the 2016 MAMLE conference: Dru Tomlin

As the Director of Middle Level Services for the Association of Middle Level Education, Dr. Dru Tomlin has a commitment to educational improvement and a passion for teaching, learning, and middle school.  He began his work in the middle grades as a young adolescent at Lynnhaven Junior High School in Virginia Beach, trying to fit in with other kids while also playing tuba in the marching and concert bands.  In 1994, Dru began his formal career in education as an English teacher at Harrisonburg High School in Virginia and then, in 1998, he discovered the joys of middle school in Georgia as a language arts, reading, and social studies teacher and then as a school administrator. He has also been a school system staff development trainer and a faculty member for AMLE’s Leadership Institute, believing firmly in the power of professional learning.  For his work, Dru has been recognized as a school system Teacher of the Year and as Georgia’s Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year.  He holds a Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning and a M.S. in Educational Leadership from Georgia State University and a B.A. in English/Secondary Education from James Madison University.