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Outstanding Social Studies Teachers of the Years for 2013


From left to right: Rhonda Watton, Middle Level Social Studies Teacher of the Year; Robert Sandler, High School Social Studies Teacher of the Year; Barbara Knighton, Elementary Social Studies Teacher of the Year.

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Nominations for NCSS Board of Directors

NCSS is seeking candidates for Vice-President, and the Board of Directors. Nominees are also needed for the Fund for the Advancement of Social Studies Education (FASSE) board. You may nominate yourself, or recommend a colleague member who has experience as an affiliate council or associated group leader. Recommendations may be sent to any member of the nominations committee.


Position Statements

Recent Position Statements of National Council for the Social Studies

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Older Position Statements

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NCSS Strategic Plan


In the fall of 2000, conducted a series of in-depth qualitative telephone interviews with representatives of various NCSS key constituencies to gain insight into professional issues and challenges as well as the perception of NCSS and its current structure. This provided a base of information for the strategic thinking sessions.


NCSS Committees

Be an NCSS Leader!

Serve on an NCSS Operations Committee

Operations committees carry out board-mandated operations, duties, and policies, as well as many of the necessary business and organizational functions of NCSS. Operations committees relate their work to Board directives, the long-range plan of NCSS, and the leadership theme of the year set by the Board. They make recommendations to the board and provide advice.


NCSS Board of Directors


Michelle Herczog President
Los Angeles County Office of Education, Downey, CA

Kim O’Neil President-Elect
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Liverpool, NY

Peggy Jackson Vice President
Moriarity High School, Moriarity, NM

Board of Directors

Stephen Armstrong Past President
Connecticut State Department of Education, Hartford, CT

Linda Bennett
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO (2017)

Karen Burgard
Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft. Myers, FL (2015)

Leslie Carter


Endorsements and Collaborations

Frequently, NCSS is invited to participate with others in a variety of projects, services, or endorsements. NCSS may participate in the following ways:


Contact Us

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Telephone: 301 588-1800
Fax: 301 588-2049

Publications Orders: 1 800 683-0812

NCSS Headquarters is open Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm, Eastern time.

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Council Services
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Information Services
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Newsletter - The Social Studies Professional
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NCSS Staff

Susan GriffinSusan Griffin
Executive Director

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Staff Accountant
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Director of Meetings and Exhibits
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Senior Editor
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Director of Administration
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Conference Services and Education Manager
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Associate Editor
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Director of Finance
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Art Director
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Director of Membership Processing
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Membership Assistant
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Director of Publications
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About National Council for the Social Studies

Social studies educators teach students the content knowledge, intellectual skills, and civic values necessary for fulfilling the duties of citizenship in a participatory democracy. The mission of National Council for the Social Studies is to provide leadership, service, and support for all social studies educators.

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