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CEL Kent Williamson Exemplary Leader Award - Previous Revision

Nomination for the CEL Exemplary Leadership Award
(Deadline Feb. 1 of each year)
Extended! New Deadline is February 15th.

The CEL Award for Exemplary Leadership 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 through ONE or MORE of the following:

  • work that has focused on exceptional teaching and/or leadership practices (e.g., building effective department, grade level, or building teams; developing curriculum or processes for practicing ELA educators; or mentoring)
  • contributions to the profession through involvement at both the local and national levels

  • presentations, workshops, and publications that have had an impact upon school leaders


Nomination letters and curriculum vitae should be sent to the CEL representative by FEBRUARY 1 for consideration within the calendar year. Candidates not selected for the year in which they are nominated will receive consideration for the next two years. Please print and mail this nomination form along with nomination letters and curriculum vitae to:


Wanda Porter
CEL Exemplary Leader Award
47 Puukani Place
Kailua, HI 96734


The award includes a plaque, recognition on the CEL web site and at the Sunday CEL Luncheon, and a CEL luncheon ticket, and CEL registration.  It may also include an invitation to be the luncheon speaker in a later year or to speak at the CEL Convention.



Nominating Member (please print)__________________________________________

Nominating Member Mailing Address: _______________________________________



Nominating Member Email Address:_________________________________________

Nominating Member Telephone: ____________________________________________



CEL Member: ____ Yes  ____ No  ____ Unknown

Nominee Mailing Address: _______________________________________________


Nominee Email Address: ________________________________________________

Brief Supporting Statement: ______________________________________________






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