"I couldn't have made it through my first two years without the support of other principals—especially my colleagues in the networks. I could never tell anyone in my own district that I didn't have all the answers. But in a network meeting, I could ask the experts and know that I was getting the best possible information and advice." CMGPN Principal, 2002.
"There are very few opportunities for site administrators that are comparable in quality to the professional access and content pedagogy that principals are exposed to through the networks." CMGPN Principal, 2006.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the California Middle Grades Partnership Network (CMGPN)? (See full brochure | PDF (1MB; 2pp.)
- Who can join CMGPN?
- What are the benefits of CMGPN participation?
- I’m interested in joining a CMGPN in my geographic area. How do I find out if one exists?
- If there isn’t a CMGPN near my school, could I start one?
- How can I get more information?
Each local network meets several times during the year to support, visit, mentor, and assist one another with issues and challenges specific to middle grades education and to improve student achievement.
Benefits of participation in CMGPN include being kept up-to-date on CDE activities and initiatives, state and federal mandates and pending legislation, current middle level research, special state or federal projects, grants or special funding opportunities. In addition, networks provide input on state middle school policy development and share staff development plans and activities, successful networking management strategies, middle school issues, challenges and solutions. Local and state networks pool resources to provide relevant middle-level professional development.
CMGPN coordinators' chart with contact information listed for each county. Coordinators are listed by the region of their school location; however, networks may cross over to other regions.
- CMGPN brochure (PDF; 1MB; 2pp.) You may also click on the CMGPN coordinators’ chart to speak to someone in your geographic region.