Floyd G. Hudson Outstanding Service Award

Floyd G. Hudson Outstanding Service Award Winners

The Floyd G. Hudson Outstanding Service Award is presented by the Council for Learning Disabilities 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.

Eligibility for consideration of the Floyd G. Hudson Outstanding Service Award includes educational professionals who:

  • Provide professional development, consulting services or serve in a leadership role working with teachers, other professionals, parents, and students
  • Provide exemplary services to the LD field for a minimum of five years

This award is named in memory of Dr. Floyd G. Hudson, a professor at the University of Kansas, who was a leader in the early years of CLD. Floyd was instrumental in formulating early policy to drive federal and state initiatives in the area of learning disabilities. Don Deshler has said of Floyd, “As I visit many schools across KS, MO, and NB, I can really see Floyd’s lasting influence. He was a kind, generous, innovative, and collaborative professional. He worked closely with many school districts solving problems, preparing teachers, and implementing more effective programs. Even today, many people here in the Midwest and around the country tell me about their positive experiences working with Floyd, many of which took place more than 20 years ago.”

Local chapters and members of the Board of Trustees may nominate candidates, one of whom is selected and then recognized at the annual international conference. In states without active chapters, nominations can be made by CLD members. The award recipient also receives complimentary registration and membership renewal. During the award program, the recipient is presented with a certificate of recognition and an honorarium. The recipient will also be profiled in LD Forum (the CLD online newsletter) and on the CLD Web site.  It is expected that the award recipient gives a poster presentation on a topic of their choosing (e.g., effective teaching practices) during the CLD annual conference.

Nomination Forms are due on June 30, 2023.

For additional information, contact Kat Pfannenstiel, Affiliated Partnerships Committee at  kat.hughes79@gmail.com.