Stephanie Simpson is the Chief Executive Officer of the Association for Middle Level Education the premier membership organization helping middle school educators cultivate the potential and possibilities of young adolescents. Upon joining AMLE Stephanie led the revision of its landmark position paper on best practice in the middle grades and expanded the text include a robust offering of professional development resources. She is a seasoned professional association leader who began her career as a policy analyst at the American Medical Association after earning a J.D. from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and B.A. in International Studies and Information Technology from DePaul University.