CEL welcomes all those concerned with language arts leadership. CEL members include English/language arts leaders at all levels: classroom teachers, department heads, language arts coordinators, supervisors, consultants, resource teachers, principals, directors of instruction, college and university English educators, affiliate leaders and other exercising formal or informal leadership in their schools, districts, or states.
Leaders in the language arts face similar challenges every day. Some are common to any leader; others are unique to the language arts, involving special responsibilities and knowledge.
Since 1970, CEL has assisted language arts leaders in sharing mutual problems and insights, exchanging resources, seeking the advice of successful leaders, and investigating issues of greatest concern to leaders.