Raper was a charter member and president of the Collegiate Middle Level Association chapter at Lee University and is currently pursuing a master of education degree in instructional leadership.
AMLE is a global nonprofit association and leading provider of quality resources, programs, and services for those who work with young adolescents — youth ages 10 to 15. Founded in 1973, AMLE has more than 34,000 members in 45 countries.
According to Raper, “I am extremely honored to have been selected to serve on the AMLE board of trustees.
This organization has been instrumental in helping me discover my passion for middle school and helping me to be a successful teacher in my classroom. As a young teacher I feel that I will bring a new dynamic to the mix, and I am anxious to begin my term.
“I am excited to help AMLE implement its vision, meet new people, and broaden my horizons in the world of middle level education.”
Members of the AMLE board of trustees serve a critical role in setting the strategic plan of the association and advocating policies and practices that guarantee a quality education for all young adolescents.
“We are pleased to have Emily join the AMLE board as we engage in the important work of making a difference in the lives of students,” said Executive Director William Waidelich.