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CEL Teacher-Leader of Excellence Award
2020 Award Winner: Dr. Amelia Wolfe Wright
Dr. Amelia Wolfe Wright is the Supervisor of Humanities at Randolph High School in Randolph, NJ. She also works as an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s School of Education in Madison, NJ. She is an active member of the National Writing Project. Prior to her transition to administration, Dr. Wright worked for 17 years as a high school English teacher where she proudly served as an adviser to multiple student organizations, including the school newspaper, literary magazine, and service learning clubs. She is a certified Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate teacher. She is currently pursuing her principal’s certification through the NJEXCEL program.
The award was presented at the Opening Session during the CEL Annual Convention.
Nomination Deadline: March 1
Purpose: The CEL Teacher-Leader of Excellence Award recognizes a classroom educator who leads the way of literacy instruction by sharing his or her work with others at local and/or national levels.
Award Criteria: NCTE/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 (i.e., team building, coaching, and curriculum development).
Award Specifics: The recipient receives a certificate, which is presented at the CEL Annual Convention.
Nomination Materials: All nominations must contain the Nomination Form, at least two letters of recommendation, and the candidate’s curriculum vitae.Nomination Form
Judging: The CEL Award Committee determines the recipient from the nominations submitted within the calendar year. For full consideration, nominations must be received no later than March 1. Candidates not selected for the year in which they are nominated will receive consideration for the next two years.
CEL Teacher-Leader of Excellence Award Winners
2019 Natalie Croney, Bowling Green, KY
2018 Oona Abrams, Chatham High School, Morris County, NJ
2017 Kate Baker, Southern Regional High School, Manahawkin, NJ