2016 Award Recipient - Carol Jago
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.
2016 Award Recipient - Kristen Hawley Turner
The Innovative Leadership Award recognizes an early- or mid-career leader and NCTE member who has shown 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.
2016 Award Recipient - Christina Saidy
The 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.