Steering Committee

Our organization is managed and run by educators who give their time and energy to promote middle level education and professional development. Our chief endeavor is the annual January conference.

Steering Committee members are elected from the general membership for two year appointments. If you'd like to find out how you can help support our efforts, please contact Sarah Ellyson, ELMLE President.

The ELMLE Steering Committee, which is the governing body of the League, has positions open for election at the annual January meeting. Steering Committee members must be middle level educators who are individual members of ELMLE/ALME or members of an ELMLE/ALME school in good standing and who have a real commitment to middle level education.

Committee members are expected to attend four (4) meetings throughout the school year in addition to the annual conference. The expenses for attendance at these meetings are assumed by the member school and/or individual. The location of these meetings depends on the countries represented on the Committee, but we try to use a central location and/or rotate meeting sites to equalize expenses for everyone involved. In light of COVID19 world pandemic, the steering team has met more frequently in a virtual format and have modified the offerings of professional development to meet the restrictions and needs during the period where face to face meetings and conferences are not possible.

The term of office is two years beginning February following the conference and ending in February two years later. If you are interested or have someone from your school that you would be willing to nominate and support, your director or principal should complete the NOMINATION FORM by January 15 of the year of nomination. In addition, nominees need to attach a statement about themselves and their middle level experiences along with a picture. These will be posted at the conference to inform the voting representatives. The election will be held at the annual delegates’ meeting during the conference, and successful candidates are expected to attend a Steering Committee meeting during the conference. The next election will take place at the main conference on February 6, 2021.

If you would like further information about the Steering Committee or what is expected of a Committee member, please contact Sarah Ellyson, ELMLE President.