*Press Release
2015-2016 Principals of the Year

2015-2016 Asst. Principals of the Year

*2016 Middle School of the Year Awards

*Fort Riley Middle School
2012-13 National Middle School of the Year


*2016 Winter Newsletter


*2017 High Performing Schools Application


*2017 New Middle School of the Year Application

*2017 Executive Assistant(s) of the Year Application

*2017 Assistant Principal of the Year Application

*2017 Principal of the Year Application

*2017 Spring Conference Information

middle school of the year

Kenneth Henderson Middle school of Garden City was named 2016 KAMSA Middle School of the Year at the KAMSA Spring Conference on May 6, 2016. Glenda LaBarbera (center) is the Principal of Kenneth Henderson Middle School. She is pictured with  Kenneth Henderson Middle School staff members and (far left) Garden City Superintendent Steve Karlin.

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Jamie Wetig, Valley Center Middle School Assistant Principal, was named 2016 KAMSA Assistant Principal of the Year. He is shown receiving his plaque from Valley Center Middle School Principal Kent Hipp and KAMSA President Mary Wright.  The presentation was made at the 2015 KAMSA Spring Conference in Topeka.

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Traci Becker of Mulvane Middle School (middle), is shown receiving the 2016 KAMSA Middle School Principal of the Year plaque from Mary Wright KAMSA President (2nd from left), and being represented by her Assistant Principal Brad Canfield (left), and Mulvane USD #263 Superintendent Bradley Rahe. The presentation was made at the 2016 KAMSA Spring Conference in Topeka.

KAMSA

Working in partnership with the Kansas Association for Middle Level Education (KAMLE) to serve the needs of Middle School Students and Educators in Kansas.

Association Purpose

KAMSA exists to support middle school administrators, as their leadership responsibilities are shaped by the unique needs of early adolescent children. It also exists to help administrators translate accepted middle level theory into practices which accurately and reasonably reflect that theory's principles. KAMSA is closely affiliated with the Kansas Association for Middle Level Education (KAMLE), and upholds the concept that all middle level educators must work together in advocating changes that better serve the needs of early adolescent children.

Association Objectives

KAMSA will:

1.      Facilitate positive educational leadership.

2.      Serve as an advocate for middle school administrators.

3.      Enhance the image of the middle school administrator as an educational leader, and to promote the greater recognition of the professional skill and performance demanded by the position.

4.      Serve as an agency for the collection and dissemination of information pertinent to middle school administrators.

5.      Provide services such as publications, conventions, conferences, research, state and federal relations, individual counseling and other services authorized by the governing bodies of the Association.

6.      Promote the principle of equal rights and the elimination of bigotry, prejudice, and discrimination.

7.      Enhance the unique and harmonious relationships among middle school administrators, teachers, other educators, and other associations, with special emphasis on the Kansas Association for Middle Level Education.

8.   Strengthen positive relationships among administrators, school parents, and communities.

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Louisburg Middle School Principal Mike Isaacsen (right) and KAMSA President Mary Wright (left) present Betty Jo Steck a certificate for being a 2016 KAMSA "Executive Assistant" of the Year.  She was nominated by her Principal, Mike Isaacson,  for this award.

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 Goddard-Challenger Intermediate School Principal Jess Herbig along with KAMSA President Mary Wright present Bethany Phelps a certificate for being named a 2016 KAMSA "Executive Assistant" of the Year.  Bethany was nominated by her Principal Jess Herbig.

Jerry Meier

Washburn Rural Middle School Principal Jerry Meier and KAMSA President Mary Wright present the office staff at Washburn Rural Middle School a plaque for being named 2016 KAMSA "Executive Assistants" of the Year.  Two members of the office staff were available to receive the plaque.  The nominated group included:  Terry Davis-Account Secretary, Kay McDowell-Registrar, Carmen Moore-Athletic Secretary, and Brittany Vierling-Receptionist.   Principal Jerry Meier nominated his entire office staff.

Morey Balzer

 KAMSA President Mary Wright (right) presents a 2016 KAMSA "Exemplary" Principal plaque to Morey Balzer of Belle Plaine Middle School.  Also pictured with Morey is his wife.

Jerry Longabaugh

KAMSA President Mary Wright (right) presents a 2016 KAMSA "Exemplary" Principal plaque to Jerry Longabaugh of Eisenhower Middle School, Goddard.  Also pictured with Jerry Goddard USD 265 Superintendent Justin Henry.

Rick Moulin

KAMSA President Mary Wright presents a 2016 KAMSA "Exemplary" Principal plaque to Rick Moulin (left) Clark Middle School, Bonner Springs.  Also pictured with Rick is Bonner Springs USD 204 Daniel Brungardt( right).