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Purpose: NELMS seeks to honor superintendents who value, understand and support effective middle level education that promotes effective teaching and learning for young adolescents.

Selection Criteria:

  • Understands how young adolescents learn
  • Champions middle level education by:
    • actively promoting middle level education
    • building community support
    • recognizing middle level as a distinct entity of education
  • Supports effective middle level education
  • Encourages professional development in middle level best practices

Application Process:The nominator must collect the following, and send all materials in one packet to:
NELMS, 50 High Street - Suite 10, North Andover, MA 01845.

  • The nominator, who must be from the same school district, must address in writing how the nominee meets the four criteria stated above, in one thousand words (1,000) or less (250 words per criteria)
  • The nominator must collect one letter of support, of not more than five hundred (500) words, from each of the following:
    • A middle level administrator from within the system
    • A middle level teacher from within the system
    • A parent or community member associated with a middle level school from within the system

Nomination Form for Superintendent Award pdf

Recognition: Those that receive an award will be recognized at the NELMS Annual Conference, receive a two-day registration to our Annual Conference and will be recognized in Mid Lines, the NELMS newspaper and be listed on the web site.

The recipient will also be invited to present the award to the 2017 award winner along with a voucher to attend the 2017 Annual Conference.

Deadline: The packet must be received by 3:30pm on January 6, 2017.

This year's recipients:

The recipient of this prestigious honor is:

Steven Stone–Superintendent, Dracut Public Schools, Dracut, MA