NYSMSA began in New York State in 1980 serving the needs of adults working with middle-level youth. NYSMSA supports teachers, administrators, parents and others in an effort to provide services to youth between the ages of ten and fifteen. NYSMSA is governed by officers and directors elected from across New York State.

New York State Middle School Assocation Hall of Fame Inductees 2018

This past October at The New York State Middle School Association 38th Annual Conference held at Vernon-Verona Sherrill Middle School Dr. David Payton and Mr. Dennis Tosetto were n recognition of their lifetime committment and achievement in advancing the goals of Middle-Level Education were inducted int the New York State Middle School Hall of Fame.  We are working on a webpage that will be dedicated to our Hall of Fame members accomplishments. 

Top Ten Reasons to Join NYSMSA

6.  Have priority for serving on EE: STW® site visit teams and/or presenting at the annual NYSMSA Conference.

7. Receive special registration rates for attendance at the Annual Conference and regional workshops.

8. Support the only organization in New York State whose sole purpose is to promote middle-level education (e.g., Essential Elements) and the academic and personal development of young adolescents.

9.  Become part of the solution by working with the NYSMSA Board of Directors and its regional networks to advocate for middle-level education, middle-level educators, and young adolescents locally and statewide.

10. Have an opportunity to “give back” to the profession, to help others as well as yourself. Demonstrate your middle-level professionalism today by joining NYSMSA.

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1. Receive timely information on issues of importance to middle-level educators and keep pace with New York State’s rapidly changing middle-level landscape through regular publications (e.g., In Transition), Twitter, Facebook, a weekly “newsblast,” and special, in-depth reports on timely topics.

2. Become part of a collegial Statewide network of middle-level practitioners available 24/7 for advice and encouragement.

3. Have access to cost-effective, quality professional development and learning opportunities tailored to your specific needs.

4. For schools engaged in systemic school improvement, receive expert mentoring and guidance on best practices and current research from administrators and teachers of recognized Essential Elements: Schools-To-Watch® schools.

5. Build connections and personal contacts among the middle-level professional community.

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2019-2020 Events
24 Oct-
26 Oct

39th Annual NYSMSA Conference, Verona, NY 

12 Dec-
13 Dec

NYS Middle-Level Liaison Meeting, Albany, NY 

13 Dec-
14 Dec

NYSMSA Board Meeting, Albany, NY 

TBD - Jan 2020

LI NYSMSA Conference, St. Joseph's College, Patchogue, NY


PO Box 1329

Lewiston, NY 14092

​Tel: 607.532.4801

​Fax: 607.532.4181




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