CLD Outstanding Educators/Teachers of the Year


Each year, the Council for Learning Disabilities recognizes outstanding teachers who are CLD members and who consistently provide quality instruction to students with learning disabilities. The Teacher of the Year award recipients selected by local chapters, provide direct services to students.  The CLD 2020 Teacher of the Year Recipient is:

 

 

2020 Texas CLD Teacher of the Year Award Recipient – Kellian Hughes

Kellian is a Special Education Facilitator in Alief ISD in Houston, Texas.  His educational career spans 20 years serving in various roles from a special and general education teacher to interventionist and math specialist.  He is originally from Kosciusko, Mississippi and graduated from Mississippi State University with a B.S. in Special Education and M. Ed. in Education-Rehabilitation Counseling.

Kellian has special research interests in Co-Teaching Models, Specially Designed Instruction (SDI), and Cognitive Guided Instruction (CGI) in mathematics.  He has presented these topics at various regional and national conferences such the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Advancement In Education (AIE), Learning Disabilities National Conference, and Access to the General Curriculum (AGC).  He is currently in pursuit of an Ed. D. in Professional Leadership-Special Populations at the University of Houston, December 2020.

 

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2019 CLD Outstanding Educators/Teachers of the Year

Julia Mackay – Colorado

Veronica Twining – Texas

Jessica Draper – Virginia

 

2018 CLD Outstanding Educators/Teachers of the Year

Samantha Bos – Texas

Janice Converse – Virginia

Santosh Kamalakar – Arizona

Hydeemaria Parker – Colorado

 

2017 CLD Outstanding Educators/Teachers of the Year

Clark Stukey – Colorado

Jennifer Ozuna – Texas

Janeen Dofflemyer – Virginia

 

2016 CLD Outstanding Educators/Teachers of the Year

Lesli Raymond – Texas

Katrina Williams – Virginia

Robert Schaefer – Nevada

Heather Creech – Colorado

2015 CLD Outstanding Educators/Teachers of the Year

Norine Green – Colorado

Araminta Sorrell – Texas

LuAnn Morrow – Virginia

2014 CLD Outstanding Educators/Teachers of the Year

Annemarie Dempsey – Colorado

Blake Sammons-Texas

Nancy Schwab-Virginia

2013 CLD Outstanding Educators/Teachers of the Year
Icaro Mardones – Colorado
Lily Ailabouni – Minnesota
Nicole Park – Texas