MAMLE’s  2017 Annual Conference

Inspiring and Influencing Maine’s Middle Grades Educators for Over 25 Years


October 19th-20th, 2017

 Point Lookout Resort and Conference Center, Northport, Maine

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Point Lookout is in Northport, just north of Camden and south of Belfast. Its extensive facilities and grounds provide the perfect setting for our conference.


Registration for the 2017 conference can either be downloaded and sent by mail to Thomas College c/o Katie Rybakova, 180 West River Road, Waterville, Maine, 04901 (made payable to MAMLE) or via credit/debit card online. Please see the registration tab for more information.

Contact Information

Contact Katie Rybakova, MAMLE’s Executive Director, with any questions regarding the conference or MAMLE membership. Her email is rybakovae@thomas.edu. You can find her mailing address, phone, and fax number here.


The MAMLE 2017 Annual Conference welcomes esteemed speaker Rick Wormeli and 2017 Teacher of the Year Tammy Ranger as our keynote speakers.

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Rick Wormeli is a veteran middle level educator and one of the first National Board Certified teachers in the US. He has published several books on differentiation and has taught almost every content area. He has been on ABC’s Good Morning America, and has been published in a variety of other news and media outlets as the face of middle level education.

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Tammy Ranger has been selected as the 2017 Teacher of the Year. She is a reading intervention specialist and teaches at the Skowhegan Area Middle School. She began her teaching career in 1999 and can speak to the unique needs of Maine middle level education.

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent sessions run throughout day 1 and day 2, and include interactive, hands on workshops geared to help middle level educators network, engage in dialogue, and bring back practical tools to their classrooms. Concurrent sessions are presented by talented local teachers and stakeholders in middle level education. Topics include 21st century literacies, STEM and STEAM integration, and PBE.  

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MAMLE honors outstanding Maine middle-level educators each year at the annual conference.  There are three categories:

Exact criteria for each award and a link to download the application form can be found on the page MAMLE Awards.

Conference Sponsor

Conference Sponsor


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