MAMSE is the premier middle school focused organization for the state of Michigan and educators around the world. We are focused on middle school kids, teachers, learners and educators. Please consider joining us today.



The primary purpose of the Michigan Association of Middle School Educators is to provide programs and information for individuals and groups dedicated to meeting the needs of young adolescents aged 10 – 14. Our focus is to improve or develop their understanding of middle level schools, and to instruct the public on what a middle level school is through discussion groups, forums, panels, lecturers and printed materials. Information concerning the middle school will be based upon learning theory, child development research and other pertinent middle level research.

Our Mission

The mission of MAMSE is to be an advocate for middle level education. MAMSE is committed to promoting Middle School beliefs and providing resources for educators, parents and communities to meet the unique needs of the young adolescent


Who is eligible to join MAMSE?


Everyone interested in middle level students between the ages of 10 and 14 is invited to join the Michigan Association of Middle School Educators. Parents, scout leaders, administrators, social workers, teachers, coaches, health care workers and members of the clergy are all among the group of significant others who contribute to the young adolescent’s development. If you are one of these special people interested in the middle school age child, you will find membership in MAMSE an exciting opportunity for furthering your professional development. For more information click here


MAMSE Announces Search for New Executive Director!  Deadline is January 30, 2015.  

The Michigan Association of Middle School Educators, MAMSE, announces an opening for the position of Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible for overall operations of the organization under the guidance and direction of the Board of Directors.  He/she provides leadership and direction to the organization and partners with the Board to ensure that the goals and vision of the organization are met. Middle level education experience is desirable, as are excellent communication and technology skills.  This is a part time position.  Compensation is minimal but negotiable as warranted by the financial health of the Association.  Candidates must be willing to make a two-year commitment to the position and to begin no later than March 2015.

Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Coordinating the annual state conference.
  • Carrying out the policies of the Board of Directors, and assisting the Directors in the performance of their duties.
  • Acting as a liaison between MAMSE and other professional organizations and educational agencies.
  • Overseeing our Professional Organization Management company regarding all business and financial items.
  • Seeking sponsorships.

If you have an interest in this position, please send a letter of interest along with your resume to the Search Committee Chairperson at the following address by January 30, 2015:

Halie Black, MAMSE Association Manager

1390 Eisenhower Place

Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Phone: 734-677-5678



MAMSE By-Laws Vote Results

MAMSE held a vote to change the By-Laws during the month of August.  Thank you for participating in this vote.  The membership has passed the changes and the Board will begin to implement them over the course of this year.  Please watch the newsletters and website for future announcements as these changes take effect.

MAMSE Board Policy and Guidelines Nov 2013-3-2-1

Revised Bylaws 2014



Contact Information

Telephone (734) 677-5678
FAX (734) 677-2407
Postal address
MAMSE 1390 Eisenhower Place Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Association Manager: Halie Black
Webmaster: Troy Patterson

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