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The NCSS Board of Directors has approved the following slate of candidates for the 2016-2017 Board of Directors and Officer elections. The election ballot will open December 5, 2016 and close January 16, 2017. NCSS members in good standing as of October 31 will receive instructions and credentials for accessing the online ballots. 

Larry PaskaNational Council for the Social Studies is pleased to announce the selection of Lawrence Paska, Ph.D., as its new Executive Director. Dr. Paska will fill the vacancy created after the September departure of long-time Executive Director Susan Griffin.

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) is seeking a highly qualified, motivated, and engaging Executive Director. Starting salary: $110,000.


All candidates should have proven leadership and staff management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:

India MeisselIndia Meissel, teacher at Lakeland High School in Suffolk has been elected vice president of National Council for the Social Studies and is in line to become NCSS President 2018-2019.

The National Council for the Social Studies National Standards for the Preparation of Social Studies Teachers are intended to provide guidance for a number of different audiences who are either responsible for assuring the competence of social studies teaching professionals (e.g., institutions of higher education, NCATE/CAEP reviewers, state agencies that approve teacher education programs, state licensure offices, testing organizations) or in need of such assurance as they decide which teacher preparation institution to attend or which prospective teachers to employ (e.g., prospective soci

Terry Cherry, teacher at Naaman Forest High School in Garland, TX has been elected as vice-president of National Council for the Social Studies and is line to assume the NCSS presidency 2017-2018. Terry has previously served a term on the NCSS board of directors. He has also served on the boards of the Texas Council for the Social Studies and Garland Garland Council for the Social Studies, including terms as president of each.

Also elected to three-year terms on the NCSS Board of Directors are:

Implementing the C3 Framework: What is our Task as Social Studies Leaders?

Michelle M. Herczog, Ed.D.
President-Elect, National Council for the Social Studies

This article originally appeared in the NSSSA Leader Newsletter

2014 NCSS Board of Directors Candidate Statements

Vice President

Michael Boucher (Indiana)

2013 NCSS Award and Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the 2013 NCSS Award and Grant Recipients. Please join us in recognizing these educators for their outstanding accomplishments in social studies education. NCSS Award and Grant recipients were formally recognized during the NCSS Annual Conference in St. Louis, Washington in November, where they will also present sessions on their outstanding work.

Outstanding Social Studies Teachers of the Year

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