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CEL Institute on Critical Issues

CEL Regional Institute

Innovative Leadership: Navigating Transitions in Education

The Conference on English Leadership (CEL) fosters a professional community dedicated to building the leadership capacity of literacy educators, K–College. During this one-day institute filled with interactive sessions, literacy leaders from Kentucky, Tennessee, and Ohio will come together to network and discuss innovative ways to engage, advocate, and propel literacy leaders and their practice.

When:  September 30, 2016

Where:  Knicely Conference Center
Western Kentucky University
2355 Nashville Road
Bowling Green, KY 42101

8:00--9:00 a.m. Breakfast with speaker Angela Gunter
9:10--11:15 a.m. Interactive Sessions
11:30 a.m.--1:00 p.m. Lunch with keynote speaker Tanny McGregor
1:15--2:15 p.m. Interactive Sessions
2:20--3:30 p.m. Roundtables

Sample Topics:

  • Creating sustainable systems in leadership
  • Maximizing leadership within a department
  • Preparing preservice teachers for the literacy classroom
  • Addressing addiction in the literacy classroom
  • Using data to revolutionize instruction
  • Coaching content-area teachers in literacy education


Angela GunterAngela Gunter
Dr. Angela Gunter, NBCT, teaches AP English Language at Daviess County High School, is Dean of Liberal Arts, and serves as a hybrid Teacher Leader on Special Assignment for KDE. She holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership, leads the Kentucky Student Growth Project, is Kentucky ELA Content Lead with Student Achievement Partners, is a state CTEPS and national NMSI trainer, and a 2015-2017 Hope Street Group teacher fellow. Angie has helped plan local and regional ECET2 meetings and is a past president and current treasurer for the Kentucky Council of Teachers of English. She’s been involved with the Activating Teacher Leadership Institute and is a member of the Innovative Teacher Leader cohort with The Fund for Transforming Education. She is also a Candidate Support Provider for teachers pursuing National Board teaching certification.

Tanny McGregorTanny McGregor
Tanny McGregor consults internationally as a keynote speaker, workshop presenter, and literacy coach inside K-8 classrooms on topics including reading comprehension strategies, genre studies, and teaching abstract concepts through concrete ways. A published author, Tanny wrote Comprehension Connections: Bridges to Strategic Reading and Genre Connections: Lessons to Launch Literary and Nonfiction Text. She has been teaching and learning in Cincinnati, Ohio for over 25 years. Tanny taught full-time in grades 1-5 and has served as a literacy coach and gifted intervention specialist in grades K-12. She has facilitated hundreds of lab classroom visits, and has taught as many demonstration lessons in classrooms across the country.


We hope to see you at the CEL Annual Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, this November!

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