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TAMS is affiliated with the Association of Middle Level Education. See the About page for membership forms and benefits.

To contact any of our current TAMS leadership, see the
Officers page.

Publications page provides .pdfs of several years of TAMS Journals and TAMS TidBits.

Galleries page features photos and videos from past events.

Awards page honors educators for their outstanding service.

Constitution and Bylaws were approved at the TAMS Summer Conference.

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2015 TAMS Summer Conference

June 10th and 11th
Wilderness at the Smokies
Sevierville Events Center

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2015 Conference Agenda
2015 Concurrent Sessions
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2015 TAMS Drive-In

2015 TAMS Spring Drive-In Conference

Rescheduled to March 28th
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2015 TAMS Voting Ballot

2015 TAMS Voting Ballot

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Members and Future Leaders of TAMS The Tennessee Association of Middle Schools is interested in using your skills (or those of colleagues) in providing leadership and service to our organization as a member of the Board of Trustees. Individuals willing to serve should be prepared to attend all TAMS Board meetings that are normally held on Friday evenings prior to drive-in conferences, usually in October, January, and April, in addition to meeting at the annual conference. Board meetings and conferences rotate between east, middle, and west Tennessee. Attendance is imperative in helping TAMS remain a dynamic organization committed to Middle Level students. Vice-President Teacher Representative from East Tennessee
Representative At-Large from East Tennessee
Administrative Representative from Middle Tennessee
Higher Education Representative from West Tennessee

Please join us in extending heartfelt congratulations to TAMS Board member and past President Ashley Smith, Cleveland, Tennessee, upon his election as President-Elect of the Association for Middle Level Education! He will take office in Fall 2013.
Ashley wishes to thank those TAMS members who supported his candidacy. It is exciting to have one of our own achieve such deserved recognition on a national stage, and we look forward to his professional leadership. Ashley, you have all our support and best wishes in this new endeavor! More information...

Our Latest Publication:
Winter 2014 TAMS TidBits
Spring 2015 Journal

Call for Manuscripts Fall 2015

This is the call for manuscripts for the upcoming edition of the Fall 2015 issue of the Tennessee Association of Middle School Journal. Deadline for submission of manuscripts is August 28, 2015. This is an open edition, which allows you to write on any topic related to middle schools. The editor and two other reviewers will review the manuscripts. Possible topics:
• Have you reviewed an excellent book about the middle school or middle school concepts?
• What data do you have on the effect of standards and the middle school?
• What are your most effective strategies for teaching middle school students?
• How is your school rallying to implement the Tennessee Academic Standards?
• How are you implementing RTI in the classroom?
• How are you using geography in the new social studies standards?
• How are you using writing and argumentation to produce critical thinking? Share your information with readers across Tennessee. Send your manuscript to: TAMS Journal Dr. Cherry Watts Address

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The parent organization of TAMS - the National Middle School Association - has changed its name to the Association of Middle Level Education, or AMLE! See our About page for more information. The new AMLE web address is
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