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Winter 2020-2021 | Vol. 45 No. 2

In the Middle is the official newsletter of the Ohio Middle Level Association and is published three times per year.


The end of 2019-2020 school year and the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year have presented many challenges to educators. At the end of last school year, teachers across the state transitioned to online learning in just a moment's notice. Whether you are teaching this year in a hybrid, virtual, in-person setting or a combination of the three, some things remain the same -Educators across the nation have continued to transform, adapt, and innovate as they tackle the difficult task of keeping students connected and engaged all while continuing to focus on the whole child. Many of us may be feeling like a first year teacher again this year with all the changes. During challenging times, I think it is important for us to remember out "why". Why are you an educator, why did you choose to teach middle level students? Take some time to think about your "why" -Remembering out "why" will help remind us of what is important and why each of us chose this amazing profession.



President's Message

Nicki Bertke

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