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CEL Executive Committee Election

Congratulations to the 2017 Members-at-Large

Josh FloresJosue "Josh" Eliazar Flores
Mustang Public Schools, Oklahoma




Sara J. Schumacher

Sara J. Schumacher
Glenbard East High School, Illinois



2018 Election Call for Nominations:  Deadline February 1

The CEL Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for the positions of Member-at-Large and Associate Chair for the CEL Executive Committee.

To nominate a candidate, complete the Nomination Form.


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Elected Offices
The Associate Chair and Members-at-Large are elected directly by the general membership of the Conference on English Leadership by mail or electronic ballot.

The Associate Chair is elected biennially and serves two years, becomes President for two years, and then becomes Past President for two years on the CEL Executive Committee. Nominees must have been or be currently serving in either an elected or appointed position on the CEL Executive Committee.

Members-at-Large serve a term for three years representing the general membership on the CEL Executive Committee and help determine and implement CEL initiatives. Nominees must have attended two or more CEL conventions and volunteered in some capacity, such as by working on the Hospitality Committee or presenting/presiding at a breakout session.

Election Process
A slate containing the names of the two candidates for Member-at-Large no more than two candidates for Associate Chair biennially shall appear in the fall journal or earlier. Each CEL member will be sent a ballot by mail or electronically to cast their vote no fewer than fifteen days prior to the business session of the CEL Annual Convention. The ballot shall also provide space for write-in candidates. The results shall be announced before the conclusion of the CEL Annual Convention.


Candidates agree not to campaign during the election process.

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