Chris Toy Honored by MAMLE


Chris started his career as a high school social studies teacher in Gorham, but soon made the transition to administration. Over the years he has been a middle school principal at Cape Elizabeth, Hall-Dale, and Freeport middle schools.  While in Freeport he received the A+ Administrator Award from the New England League of Middle Schools.

Six years ago Chris left public education to become a consultant. Since then he has worked with teachers and administrators all over the world.  He has a special talent for helping educators understand that it takes more than hardware and software to successfully integrate technology into teaching and learning. He also teaches graduate courses for both the University of Southern Maine and Antioch New England.

Many Maine middle level  educators have met Chris through his workshops, courses, as a co-director of the Middle Level Education Institute, and his series of podcasts for MLTI on leadership. In addition, Chris was one of the original contributors to the listserve Middle Web which has become AMLE/NMSA’s Middle Talk.  In his Principal’s Diary on Middle Web, he shared with others his ponderings about the day-to-day decisions he had to make as a middle school principal.  He continues to be an active voice in MiddleTalk, challenging participants to think reflectively about their practice.

Chris, an innovative and thoughtful educator, models best teaching practices in his presentations and courses by making them interactive and reflective.  He walks the talk and continues to  influence in positive ways the work of middle level educators. Congratulations Chris–A worthy recipient of the MAMLE’s Brazee Award!



3 Responses to “Chris Toy Honored by MAMLE”

  1. Argy Nestor Says:

    CONGRATULATIONS to our Bright Futures Partner Chris Toy for his well deserved award and recognition! Maine is fortunate to have you in the profession of education and I am grateful that you are a Bright Futures partner! YAHOOOOOO for Chris!

  2. Ed Brazee Says:

    Congratulations to Chris Toy for his many contributions to middle level education over a number of years. You are as likely to find Chris in Singapore, Vancouver, or Chicago as you are to find him in Maine…he is that popular and in great demand as a consultant. Thoughtful, caring, and intelligent and ever so patient with every learner, that is the Chris Toy style! I am proud to call Chris a friend and colleague. How fortunate we are to have Chris’s leadership and vision here in Maine.

  3. Bob Spear Says:

    Good for you Chris, a well deserved award recognizing your many skills, talents, and interpersonal skills! Thanks to MAMLE as well for sponsoring this award.

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