Floyd G. Hudson 2017 Service Award


The Floyd G. Hudson Service Award is presented for outstanding performance and commitment by a professional who works in the field of learning disabilities in a role outside of the classroom. This CLD member, working in a leadership capacity, enhances the professional learning of others in the field and impacts the lives of persons with learning disabilities.  This year’s recipient is Dr. Mary Pittman.


The Council for Learning Disabilities honors the 2017 Floyd G. Hudson Award Recipient – Philippe Ernewein


Director of Education at Denver Academy

As Director of Education, Philippe has trained pre- and in-service teachers while he has supported parents who have children with learning disabilities through the many professional development sessions and parent workshops.  By offering the opportunities for parents and educators to learn, as well as sharing his knowledge of learning disabilities, Philippe is committed to helping all students who have learning disabilities and challenges to face the barriers they encounter during their academic pursuits.  Prior to his current role, Philippe spent many years as a classroom teacher and cross-country coach.  He is a Teach for America Alumni member and continues to stay involved with TFA and collaborate with their Special Education teachers.  Philippe earned his Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado at Denver and his undergraduate degree from the Longwood College in Virginia.


The 2016 Award Winner:

Mary Pittman – Colorado

The 2015 Award Winner:

Margarita Bianco – Colorado

The 2014 Award Winner:

Peggy King-Sears – Virginia


The 2013 Award Winner:

Mark Semmler – Colorado


Award Benefits
The recipient is a guest at the annual international conference and receives a complimentary registration and membership renewal. During the conference award program, the recipient receives a certificate of recognition and an honorarium. The recipient will also be profiled in LD Forum.


Criteria for Nomination

• Be a member of CLD or join as part of the application process
• Provide professional development, consulting services or serve in a leadership role working with teachers, other professionals, parents, and students
• Provide exemplary services to the field of learning disabilities for a minimum of five years

Submission of applications and inquiries:

Colleen Reutebuch, University of Texas at Austin,1912 Speedway D4900, Austin TX, 78712 ckreutebuch@austin.utexas.edu