The Conference on English Leadership (CEL) is a collaborative, dynamic, discussion-based forum for literacy leaders to explore current and emerging issues. CEL welcomes education professionals who want to seek solutions and share their special insights with others. Within CEL, leaders of literacy programs in a variety of settings--rural or urban, small districts or large, public or private, traditional or experimental--will find a vibrant forum for exploring contrasting and controversial ideas.Read more about our mission and vision here.CEL Members
Join keynote speakers Carol Jago, Jeff Wilhelm, Penny Kittle, Harvey "Smokey" Daniels, and Sara K. Ahmed as we reflect on "A Leader's Legacy." Register today!
Check out the great programming from the 2014 CEL Convention, with presenters' handouts still available for download! CEL sessions are known for their interactive, dynamic presentation style and current, leadership-focused content. Note: The proposal period is now closed.
Join us for the CEL Luncheon on Sunday, November 22 in Minneapolis, where our keynote speaker will be poet Stephen Dunn, winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for his collection Different Hours. Luncheon tickets are available for separate purchase.
Also, look for CEL at our annual roundtable session on literacy leadership concerns of interest to all members and attendees. Find more details here as they become available.
Visit with CEL at the Secondary Section's High School Matters roundtable session. Our Liaison to the Secondary Section, Ann Marie Quinlan, will be on hand this year to talk literacy leadership and answer your questions about CEL.
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