Annual Middle Level

Conference & Exhibits

New England League of Middle Schools are leaders in promoting middle level best practices by providing collaborative learning experiences that support students’ academic, social, and emotional growth and success. 

March 18 & 19, 2022

Keynote Presenter Biographies

Brooklyn Raney, One Trusted Adult

Brooklyn Raney holds a BA from Colgate University where she played ice hockey and an MA from NYU. She is an experienced teacher, coach, and administrator who has spent the last decade in schools. She is the founder of One Trusted Adult, whose goal is to ensure that every young person has the one thing that is crucial to their well-being and success: an accessible, boundaried, and caring Trusted Adult. She is a facilitator, speaker, and consultant for schools, camps, and youth-serving organizations nationally and internationally. Brooklyn reaches a wide audience with her unique energy, interactive approach, storytelling, and humor. When not facilitating workshops you will find her hiking with her dogs, paddling the lake, or spending time with her husband and son.


Brook has been fortunate to have many trusted adults in her life – from aunts and uncles to youth athletic coaches in her hometown of Brussels, Ontario, to the dorm parents, deans, and teachers at the boarding school she attended, and beyond. She knows the power of mentorship through living both sides of it and hopes to help others replicate so they can experience the incredible benefits of having, and being, trusted adults.

A'ric Jackson

For over a decade, people have been inspired and motivated by the words of Mr. A’ric Jackson. His mission is to Teach, Inspire, and Encourage all those who hear him, and to take the challenge of helping others pursue their goals and dreams. A charismatic and genuinely heartfelt communicator, A’ric truly electrifies an audience.


Watching him speak on stage helps you realize why he is such a unique and gifted orator. For it takes a genuine speaker to present information with shared experience, passion to research a topic much deeper, and to share that information with the audience using skills that will make it a memorable and exciting experience for all.


A’ric has served as a student leadership speaker for organizations like Future Business Leaders of America, Health Occupation Students Association, DECA, FCCLA, National Association of Secondary School Principals LEAD Conferences, and many Statewide Student Council Conferences across the country.