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. These teachers, selected by local chapters, provide direct services to students. In states without active chapters, nominations can be made by CLD members. Outstanding teachers are dedicated to implementing evidence-based instructional practices and collaborating with classroom teachers and other service providers to greatly improve the quality of education for all struggling learners.
Candidates for nomination must:
- Be active, dues paying members of CLD including state chapter membership if state chapter is active
- Provide direct services to students with learning disabilities
- Implement evidenced-based instructional practices that result in significant gains in achievement for children, adolescents, or adults who struggle academically
- Advocate for persons with learning disabilities
Recipients are guests at the annual international conference. They receive a complimentary registration and a one-year membership renewal. During the conference-award program, they receive a certificate of recognition and an honorarium. These members are also profiled in the LD Forum (the CLD online newsletter) and on the national Web site.
The 2017-18 nomination period is now closed. For the 2018-19 online nomination form click here. The submission deadline for 2019 is May 1, 2019.
Information entered onto online nomination form should only be entered by 2018-2019 active CLD Chapter Presidents or current CLD members in states without an active chapter.
For additional information, contact Min Kim, Leadership Development Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org