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*2018 Principal of the Year Application

*2018 Assistant Principal of the Year Application

*2018 Executive Assistant (s) of the Year Application

*2018 High Performing Schools Application

*2018 Middle School of the Year Application

*2018 Spring Conference Information

*2017 Winter Newsletter

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Truesdell Middle School of Wichita, KS was named 2017 KAMSA Middle School of the Year at the KAMSA Spring Conference on May 5, 2017. Terrell Davis (center) is the Principal of Truesdell Middle School. He is pictured with Truesdell Middle School staff members. Award presented by Jerry Meier (left) and Mary Wright (right), both acting co-presidents of KAMSA in 2017.

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Terrell Davis of Truesdell Middle School, Wichita, KS. is shown receiving the 2017 KAMSA Middle School Principal of the Year plaque from Mary Wright KAMSA Co-President. The presentation was made at the 2017 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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Tony Helfrich of Liberty Middle School, Pratt, KS. is shown receiving the 2017 KAMSA Middle School Principal of the Year plaque from Jerry Meier KAMSA Co-President. The presentation was made at the 2017 KAMSA Spring Conference in Topeka.

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Barb Reichenborn and Beth Schafers of Discovery Intermediate School, Goddard, are shown receiving the 2017 KAMSA Executive Assistant(s) of the Year Awardcertificates and $50 gift cards provided by Interstate Studios, and presented by Jerry Meier. Both ladies were nominated by their principal, Ryan Jilka.

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Jena Berschauer and Tammy Johnson of Valley Center Intermediate School, are shown receiving the 2017 KAMSA Executive Assistant(s) of the Year Award.Certificates and $50 gift cards provided by Interstate Studios, and presented by Jerry Meier. Both ladies were nominated by their principal Greg Lehr.

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Melanie Mann of El Dorado Middle School, El Dorado, KS. is shown receiving the 2017 KAMSA Executive Assistant(s) of the Year Award. Certificates and $50 gift cards provided by Interstate Studios, and presented by Jerry Meier. She was nominated by her principal Karla King.

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Sue Silver, Teresa Minden and Misty Grayham of Paola Middle School, are shown receiving the 2017 KAMSA Executive Assistant(s) of the Year Award.Certificates and $50 gift cards provided by Interstate Studios, and presented by Jerry Meier. These ladies were nominated by their principal Mark Bloustine and vice-principal, Amy Hastert.

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2017 KAMSA Exemplary Middle School(s) of the Year Award. Recipients pictured are: (front row) Mulvane Middle School, Challenger Intermediate School, Discovery Intermediate School, Hocker Grove Middle School, Indian Hills Middle School, and Liberty Middle School. Recipients pictured (back row) Basehor-Linwood Middle School and Chisholm Trail Middle School.