Middle school/jr. high council
Welcome to your Middle School/Junior High Council!
Our Middle School/Junior High Council is a focused forum, a part of NAEOP that serves to share knowledge through professional development and networking for those of us working in middle and junior high schools. To make certain we address needs and issues in our area, I welcome your input, tips and tricks, ideas for training and experience. If you have questions or areas you would like us to explore, please share them. Remember, we can all benefit from sharing with each other and that’s what NAEOP is all about
If you went to our 2018 NAEOP conference in Minneapolis, the sessions provided information and training you can use in the coming year. Beyond that, NAEOP offers you opportunities to L.E.A.R.N. through Leadership, Education, Achievement, Recognition, and Networking. In the coming year, there will be webinars, videos, articles, blogs and so much more from different NAEOP members, perhaps you.
NAEOP President Susan Belliston, CEOE, encourages each of us to “Let your light shine.” She has reminded us that the lighthouse sits where the action is, right in the middle, standing tall with colors to ensure that everyone knows where it is, available to help.
As we work to start a new year, we should take the opportunity to make some goals for this 2018-2019 school year. Set both a personal and professional goal for yourself. Personally become involved in NAEOP, in the Middle School/Junior High Council and in your state and local chapters; offer your knowledge and your experience. Professionally look for opportunities to grow. Enroll in the PSP program to work toward your CEOE, take a class or watch a video that just might make your job easier and more fun.
I hope you find NAEOP resources that inspire you to not only learn and grow but to share what you’ve learned with others so they can do the same.
I look forward to our shining year together!
Louise Snipes, CEOE, Middle School/Junior High Council