Upcoming Workshops

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. 

Build Your Schedule Around Your Program

Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank, 30 International Place, Tewksbury, MA

Friday, January 20, 2023 (Snow Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2023)

Presenter: Christopher Pollet & Jeff Rodman

Spend the day working through the challenges schools face each year as they put a schedule together that represents their beliefs, programs, and meets student needs. This workshop will help attendees as they build a schedule that represents the program they are trying to implement in their schools. Attendees should bring a list of all they want to accomplish in their upcoming year's schedule and be prepared to fight for what is important in their school.

Schedule (schedule subject to change)
8:30 am                         Registration, Coffee, and light pastries
9:00 am –12:00 pm     Workshop
12:00 pm –12:30 pm    Lunch included
12:30 pm  –3:00 pm    Workshop


PLEASE NOTE: A minimum of 10 attendees is required and is limited to 48 attendees.

About the Presenters:

Chris Pollet is in his 33rd year in education and 26th year as a school administrator. He has a CAGS from the University of New Hampshire in Educational Administration and is currently working as the principal at Tyngsborough Middle School in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts.


Jeff Rodman was named Executive Director of the New England League of Middle Schools in August 2018, after 41 years as a middle school educator. Prior becoming NELMS’ Executive Director, Jeff was the principal of the Middle School of the Kennebunks in Kennebunk, Maine. It was a position that he held for 10 years. He also served as a middle school principal in both Falmouth and Wells, Maine. Prior to delving into administration, Jeff taught math and coached a variety of sports at Old Rochester Regional Junior High School in Mattapoisett, MA.