Reston, VA–The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has officially launched its National Center for Middle Level Leadership. The Center has three goals based upon recommendations of Breaking Ranks in the Middle: offer practical tools and resources to help middle level leaders improve their schools, offer relevant, job-embedded professional development for new and experienced middle level leaders and to articulate the voice of middle level leaders.

Supporting the center, NASSP has formed a national task force of 15 middle level leaders from across the United States that will serve as advisers. They will provide recommendations to shape the Center and serve as a reaction panel and sounding board for ideas, programs and initiatives. NASSP envisions the Center becoming a Community of Practice and a clearinghouse for information for middle level leaders.

The center will be led by seasoned middle level administrator John Miller, who has worked with middle level students for over 30 years. A school administrator for the past 12 years, Miller has served in rural, suburban and urban school settings. His most recent position was in an urban school with a large military population in Washington State. He has worked as an adjunct instructor for Seattle Pacific University, where he taught classes in mathematics methods and instructional strategies.

For more information on the NCMLL, contact John Miller at

Celebrating 90 years of excellence in school leadership, NASSP is the preeminent organization and the national voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals and aspiring school leaders. NASSP provides its members with the professional resources to serve as visionary leaders. NASSP promotes the intellectual growth, academic achievement, character development, leadership development, and physical well being of youth through its programs and student leadership services. NASSP administers the National Honor Society”, National Junior Honor Society, and National Association of Student Councils.


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