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Conference on English Leadership Awards

The Conference on English Leadership confers up to five awards annually to recognize contributions to leadership within the English Language Arts.

CEL Kent Williamson Exemplary Leader Award

Learn more about the 2015 recipient, Penny Kittle!

The CEL Kent Williamson Exemplary Leader Award is named in honor of Kent D. Williamson (1957-2015), who served as NCTE's Executive Director from 2000-2015. The award is given annually to an NCTE member who is an outstanding English Language Arts educator and leader. NCTE and CEL members nominate an exceptional leader who has had an impact on the profession. Recipients receive a certificate presented at the Sunday Luncheon during the NCTE Annual Convention.

Nominations will re-open following the 2015 Annual Convention. To nominate a candidate, please send a nomination form, two professional letters of recommendation, and the candidate's curriculum vitae. Deadline: February 1

Leadership Achievement Award

No recipient for 2015.

The Leadership Achievement Award is given in recognition of leadership achievement. Recipients are selected from nominees for the CEL Kent Williamson Exemplary Leader Award whom committee members believe to be worthy of recognition. Recipients receive a certificate, which is presented during the CEL Convention

Innovative Leadership Award

Learn more about the 2015 recipient, Alan Brown!

The Innovative Leadership Award is given in recognition of innovative leadership at the local, regional, and/or national level or for innovative approaches to teaching and/or professional development through new and progressive methods and delivery models. Recipients are selected from nominees for the CEL Kent Williamson Exemplary Leader Award whom committee members believe to be worthy of recognition. Recipients receive a certificate, which is presented during the CEL Convention

Teacher-Leader of Excellence Award 

No recipient for 2015.

The first Teacher-Leader of Excellence Award winner will be honored in 2016. This new annual award is given to recognize an NCTE member who is an outstanding English Language Arts educator and local leader. NCTE and CEL members are encouraged to nominate an exceptional teacher-leader who has had a strong, positive impact on their school, district, and/or state through work that has focused on exceptional contributions to teaching and local leadership practices, such as team building, coaching, and curriculum development. Recipients will receive a certificate presented during the CEL Convention.

Nominations will re-open following the 2015 Annual Convention. To nominate a candidate, please send a nomination form, two professional letters of recommendation, and the candidate's curriculum vitae. Deadline: February 1

Best Article Award

Learn more about the 2015 recipient, Emily S. Meixner!

ELQThe CEL English Leadership Quarterly Best Article Award is given annually to the authors of two articles written and published in English Leadership Quarterly. Book reviewers will not be eligible for consideration, but articles written for specific English Leadership Quarterly columns may be considered. Teachers currently on leave may be considered, as may former teachers presently not employed.


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