Floyd G. Hudson Service Award Recipients

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. Jessica Toste.

The 2022 Floyd G. Hudson Award Recipient

Jessica Toste, Ph.D. – Texas

Jessica is an Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Texas at Austin.  Her research is focused on methods for intensifying reading interventions for students with learning disabilities, and her work is funded by the Institute of Education Sciences.  Dr. Toste is an award-winning professor and deeply committed to service in support of schools, teachers, and students with disabilities.

Past Award Winners

2021 Award Winner

Debi Gartland, Ph.D. – Maryland

2020 Award Winner

Roberta Strosnider, Ed.D. – Maryland

2019 Award Winner

Lori Severino – Pennsylvania

2018 Award Winners

Judith K. Voress – Texas

Lynne Fitzhugh – Colorado

2017 Award Winner

Phillipe Ernewein – Colorado

2016 Award Winner

Mary Pittman – Colorado

2015 Award Winner

Margarita Bianco – Colorado

2014 Award Winner

Peggy King-Sears – Virginia

2013 Award Winner

Mark Semmler – Colorado

Award Benefits

The recipient is a guest at the annual international conference and receives 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