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Executive Director Search

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:

NCSS/Affiliate Council Membership Programs

NCSS offers two programs to affiliate councils for increasing NCSS and affiliate memberships. 


Membership brokering applies to the recruitment of new members or former members when membership has lapsed for a full year.

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2016 NCSS Election Results

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.

Presidents of NCSS

  • A.E. McKinley - 1921
  • L.C. Marshall - 1922
  • W.H. Hathaway - 1923
  • T.J. McCormack - 1924
  • H.C. Hill - 1925
  • Bessie L. Pierce - 1926
  • J. Montgomery Gambrill - 1927
  • A.C. Kray - 1928-1929
  • Edgar Dawson - 1930
  • Kimmel, W.G. - 1931
  • R.M. Tryon - 1931
  • D.S. Morgan - 1932
  • Howard E. Wilson - 1934
  • Edgar G. Wesley - 1935
  • R.O. Hughes - 1936
  • Elmer Ellis - 1937
  • C.C. Barnes - 1938
  • Ruth West - 1939
  • Howard R. Anderson - 1940

NCSS Board Listening Sessions at the Annual Conference

Please join the NCSS Board of Directors for its "Listening Tour" about NCSS. The board cares deeply about the voices of NCSS members and wants to intentionlly listen.   At the Listening Tour Sessions, you will have an opportunity to share your hopes and dreams for the future of National Council for the Social Studies, as well as your concerns. The board sessions are held in Exhibit Hall B, behind Classroom "A".  

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Press Room

Media Relations Staff

Ana Post is NCSS Director of External Relations and Council Com­munications. She can be reached by phone at 301­588­1800 ext. 114, and by e­mail at

Position Statements

Professional concerns and controversial topics in the field of social studies education are addressed in these statements, which have been approved by the NCSS Board of Directors over the years.

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