Membership in GAMSP is open to individuals who are engaged in the administration of middle schools in Georgia and/or who support the middle school concept.
Four categories of membership are available:

  1. Active membership is for is for individuals who are state certified administrators (principals, assistant principals, administrative assistants, central office administration, curriculum directors, and other administrative team leaders) actively engaged in the administration of schools with grades 5 – 9, or any combination of these grades ($100.00)
  2. Honorary membership is in recognition of distinguished service to the Georgia Association of Middle School Principals
  3. Retired membership is open to any administrator who has retired from active employment ($25.00)

The membership year is July 1 through June 30. All persons and institutions paying dues after July shall be members for that membership year. Membership is effective upon receipt of payment of dues.

Professional Development

Members are provided on-going opportunities to increase and enhance their knowledge and skills via participation in the Summer and Winter GAEL Conferences, the GAMSP-GAESP Fall Conference and GAEL sponsored law seminars as well as the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) sponsored National Conference and State Leaders Conference in Washington, DC.


Outstanding member accomplishments are recognized via the Dr. Jim Puckett Outstanding Educator Award, the Dr. John Lounsbury Award, the Mike Campbell Emerging Leader Award, the Reid Mullins Service Award, the Dr. Bob Puckett Effective Middle School Program Award, the Jerry Davis Georgia Distinguished Principal Award, and the Hal Beaver Georgia Outstanding Assistant Principal Award. In addition, GAMSP also participates annually on a national level in the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) National Distinguished Principal Award Program and the NAESP National Outstanding Assistant Principal Award Program.

Strength in Numbers

GAEL and GAMSP are the largest organizations representing middle school leaders in Georgia.  Members may also choose to belong to the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP).  NAESP is the National Affiliate for GAMSP.

Join GAMSP today!