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South Carolina
Association for MIddle Level Education

Executive Board Members


Jeff Jenkins


Ralph Chandler Middle School

Greenville, SC


Dr. Kristy McIntyre


Camden Middle School

Camden, SC



Stephanie Hucks


Busbee Creative Arts Academy

Cayce, SC

Board Members

Piedmont Regional Director
Jeremie Smith
Dr. Phinnize J Fisher Middle School

Greenville, SC

Teacher Representative

Laurie Schmotzer


Rudolph G. Gordon School

Simpsonville, SC

SC Middle Grades Initiative Representative

Dr. Chris Burkett

Executive Director

Dr. David McDonald 


Upper Midlands Regional Director
Christy Matkovich
Assistant Principal
Springfield Middle School, Fort Mill, SC

Lower Midlands Regional Director
Dr. Kenesha Johnson

Assistant Professor 

Claflin University

Orangeburg, SC

Collegiate Representative

Elizabeth Basile

Schools to Watch Representative

Sharah Clark


Upper Coastal Regional Director
Jodie Rowe
St. James Intermediate, Myrtle Beach, SC

Lower Coastal Regional Director
Jennifer Heard
Laing Middle School

Charleston, SC

SCPoMLE Representative

Dr. Toni Williams

Board Organization

The Executive Board of the South Carolina Association for Middle Level Education consists of eleven elected members: President, President-Elect or Immediate Past President, Secretary, Secretary-Elect, Treasurer, Treasurer-Elect, Lower Coastal Regional Director, Lower Midlands Regional Director, Piedmont Regional Director, Upper Coastal Regional Director, Upper Midlands Regional Director, a middle level teacher representative, and a collegiate representative.  

The President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Regional Directors serve two- year terms.  The President-Elect or Immediate Past President, Secretary-Elect, and Treasurer-Elect serve one-year terms.   Additionally, representatives of South Carolina Middle Grades Initiative, South Carolina Schools to Watch, and SC Professors of Middle Level Education serve on the Board.  The Executive Director is an ex-officio member of the Board.

The Association is a non-profit organization incorporated by the State of South Carolina.  The organization is governed by a constitution adopted by the membership.‚Äč

2019-2020 Board and Committee Appointments

2018-2019 Board and Committee Appointments

Board Member Responsibilities 

About us

The vision of South Carolina Association for Middle Level Education, the leading proponent for the education of young adolescents, is to serve as an advocate for quality middle level education; promote public awareness and create support; and provide quality member services.

Become a member

Join the growing list of middle level educators in South Carolina by signing up for active memberships in the only organization in SC devoted solely to middle level issues.

Contact us

South Carolina 
Association for Middle Level Education

225 Gardenwalk Drive
West Columbia, SC 29170

Phone +1.803.261.6117 (call or text)


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