2016-2017
Middle School/Jr. High Council

NAEOP 2016 themeWelcome! If you work in an office in any middle school or junior high school in the country, you are automatically a member of this council when you join and/or renew your NAEOP membership. As a member of NAEOP, you have access to a nationwide network of those who are on the journey to professional excellence with you.

If this is your first time visiting the NAEOP website, I encourage you to take some time and check out several of the links listed on the home page. Whether you are a new or returning NAEOP member or not yet a member, take the time to get to know more about our association and all it has to offer you! If you are a NAEOP member, thank you! One great way to keep in touch with what is happening in NAEOP is to check out the “Members Only” link. If you are not yet a member, is there anything that is holding you back? Get in touch with me and I would be happy to explain the benefits of becoming a NAEOP member.

Many of the state associations across the country have fall conferences planned, professional development days in the works and/or are in the process of finalizing their spring conferences. I hope that you have the chance to participate in some professional development opportunities in your area. If there are none close by, NAEOP will be having a series of webinars starting in September 2016 pertaining to a variety of topics sure to catch your interest!

This year, NAEOP President Wendy Heslink, CEOE, has chosen as her theme “Learn, Inspire, Lead.” As educational office professionals working in middle school and/or junior high school offices, I encourage you to learn something every day, lead by example and inspire others in your workplace and district.

If you find some tips or ideas that you have learned and that work or have examples of leading and inspiring others, please share them with me and I will include them in an upcoming newsletter to all our council members. Reach out to others in your office and encourage them to look into the Professional Standards Program (PSP) NAEOP offers. Many districts offer a monetary stipend for each certificate that is earned. Many people pursue their PSP as it enhances their personal and professional growth.

Please let me know if you have questions about any of the member benefits NAEOP offers or your membership in the council, want to contribute to the newsletter or serve on the Middle School/Jr. High Council Committee. I am here to assist you in any way possible.

I look forward to working with President Heslink and the rest of the NAEOP Governing Board as we reach out and “Learn, Inspire, Lead” you the NAEOP members.

Machel L. Salado, CEOE
Middle School/Jr. High Council Chairman
mlsalado@msn.com