Academic journal article Middle School Journal

AMLE in Action

Academic journal article Middle School Journal

AMLE in Action

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Award Recipients Honored in Louisville

In November 2011, at the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) Annual Conference and Exhibit in Louisville, Kentucky, teams and individuals were honored for their outstanding contributions to middle level education.

John H. Lounsbury Award

Dr. Gayle Andrews is the 21st recipient of the John H. Lounsbury Award, AMLE's highest award. This award is given only when an individual has demonstrated a level of service, integrity, and leadership in middle level education that warrants this special recognition. Andrews is an associate professor of middle grades education in the department of elementary and social studies education at the University of Georgia, Athens. She coauthored Turning Points 2000 with Tony Jackson and has published numerous articles, book chapters, and research reports. Currently the president of the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform, Andrews has served the profession extensively, filling many leadership roles for the Association for Middle Level Education.

Distinguished Educator Award

The Distinguished Educator Award, sponsored by Pearson, was presented to Jim Heston, an instructional specialist at G.W. Carver Academy Middle School in Waco, Texas. Known for his unique and innovative teaching style, Heston has been a middle grades educator for more than 15 years in the Waco Independent School District. …

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