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Conference on English Leadership

Becky SipeThe 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 more 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.

2016 CEL Convention

November 20-22, 2016, Atlanta, Georgia
Innovative Leadership: Navigating Changes in Literacy Education

Join us for the CEL Convention in Atlanta where we will examine and discuss innovations in literacy leadership. We will work collaboratively, share experiences and reflect upon our practice in order to build our capacities for leadership.

Program Chair Tracy Recine invites you to learn about the 2016 Convention. We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!

Each November, CEL holds an annual convention immediately following the NCTE Annual Convention. The CEL Convention features dynamic, interactive sessions with practicing literacy leaders. Attendees enjoy conversations with peers and presenters and take back to their districts practical ideas and resources. Everyone is welcome to attend and will find useful and inspiring experiences, from administrators to teacher-leaders to every educator who works collaboratively. Learn more about the CEL Convention by watching this video with CEL Chair Rebecca Sipe.

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 official journal of the Conference on English Leadership. In August 2015, ELQ went green (online only).

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