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Peggy Jackson

Past President

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Peggy’s experiences as a teacher of AP U.S. Government and Politics for 13 of her 35 teaching years gave her the opportunity to also be an adjunct for a local community college teaching Political Science and Macroeconomics.  As an alumnae of the Supreme Court Teacher Institute, her passion and love of the U. S. Constitution led her to receive a James Madison Fellowship that provided the opportunity for study at Georgetown University and to obtain an MA in Political Science. She served as one of the original curriculum developers for Justice O’Connor for Our Courts, now iCivics. She was the 2010 New Mexico Teacher of the Year, has served on the NCSS Board of Directors, first in her role as House of Delegates Steering Committee Chair (2007-08), and subsequently for a full term 2010-2013. Peggy served as NCSS president 2016-2017.

In New Mexico, Peggy’s advocacy efforts include positions as Vice President in the NBCT NM Network, and as Board Member and Past President of the New Mexico Council for the Social Studies (NMCSS). She is a past member of the FASSE board and past member of the original Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society Advisory Committee, as well as the Audit and Finance Committees of NCSS, giving her valuable NCSS experience. Peggy advocates in her state legislature as well as Congress with NM Senators Udall and Heinrich for funding for the social studies, and particularly champions her love of civic learning.

Peggy, an AYA Social Studies NBCT, presently works for several districts in NM as a Candidate Support Provider for National Board Certified Teacher Candidates in her state. She has reviewed proposals for many NCSS Conferences, has also presented at state conferences, and at NCSS on the subject of "The Supreme Court" and the National Board Certification process. As a native Texan, she continues to also belong to Texas Council for the Social Studies (TCSS).

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