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Conference on English Leadership

CEL logoThe Conference on English Leadership (CEL) offers 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 about our mission and vision.

CEL Members include literacy leaders at all levels: classroom teachers, department heads, language arts coordinators, supervisors, consultants, resource teachers, principals, directors of instruction, college and university educators, affiliate leaders, and others exercising formal or informal leadership in their schools, districts, or states.

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2017 CEL Convention

St. Louis, Missouri, November 19-20
Literacy Leadership for Access and Opportunity

Join fellow educators from the Conference on English Leadership (CEL) at the convention in St. Louis where we will explore the issues of access and opportunity and engage in dialogue.


Bil Chinn Remembered

Bil ChinnOn August 18, 2016, CEL lost a long-time and highly valued member when Bil Chinn passed away unexpectedly, the victim of an apparent heart attack.  For many years, Bil served our organization with diligence, dedication, intelligence, and humor. Read more.


English Leadership Quarterly


English Leadership Quarterly (ELQ) is the online journal of the Conference on English Leadership and helps department chairs, K-12 supervisors, and other leaders in their role of improving the quality of English instruction. ELQ offers short articles on a variety of issues important to decision makers in the English language arts. Published in August, October, February, and April. Take a moment to read the latest issue!

Not yet a subscriber?  Add it to your NCTE membership today!  NCTE members enjoy online access to ALL journals published more than two years ago.
Want to write for English Leadership Quarterly?  Check out the latest call for manuscripts!

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