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Candidate Statements 2018-2019 NCSS Elections

The NCSS Board of Directors has approved the following slate of candidates for the 2018-2019 Board of Directors and Officer elections. The election ballot will open December 10, 2018 and close January 22, 2019. NCSS members in good standing as of October 15 are eligible to vote, and will receive instructions and credentials by email for accessing the online ballots starting December 10.

Terms for candidates elected will begin July 1, 2019. The candidate elected as Vice-President will be in line to become NCSS President on July 1, 2021.


National Council for the Social Studies has an excellent opportunity for a Digital Marketing Manager. You will use your creative marketing skills to help grow the organization working in a positive, professional environment. Come join our team!

Chanda Robinson is a social studies educator with over 20 years of experience who has sought to empower teachers and students through historical, geographic, civic and economical thinking. She is currently developing social studies curriculum documents that focus on the Inquiry Design Model and Understanding by Design. Why does Chanda think social studies is so important?

National Council for the Social Studies is pleased to announce that India S. Meissel, a social studies department chair and teacher at Lakeland High School in Suffolk, Virginia, began a one-year term as president of the NCSS Board of Directors on July 1, 2018. Tina L. Heafner, a professor at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, North Carolina, began a one-year term as president-elect, and is in line to be president beginning in July 2019. Stefanie R. Wager, a social studies consultant at the Iowa Department of Education in Des Moines, Iowa, began a one-year term as vice-president, and is in line to be president beginning in July 2020. Terry L. Cherry, a social studies consultant in Mesquite, Texas, assumed the role of past-president

NCSS President India Meissel recounts her path to the NCSS presidency and her vision for the future of NCSS and social studies. "The future is in our hands and it is a bright one at that."

A Joint Statement by NCSS President Terry L. Cherry and NCSS Executive Director Lawrence M. Paska

Application deadline is extended to June 27, 2018.  for K-12 Classroom Teacher At-Large and Elementary Classroom Teacher Categories

NCSS seeks candidates for Board of Directors in the At-Large K-12 classroom teacher and elementary classroom teacher categories. You may nominate yourself, or recommend a colleague member who has experience as an NCSS Associated Group or Affiliated Council leader. Recommendations may be sent to the Nominations and Elections Committee. NCSS encourages all members to recommend possible candidates.

Proposed resolutions are now being accepted for discussion by the 62nd House of Delegates Assembly at the NCSS Annual Conference in Chicago. We welcome proposed resolutions based on the submission guidelines and categories listed below. We also invite all sponsors to include any resources you would like to develop to raise the profile and impact of your proposed resolution. Please remember to get approval from your Board or group leaders (as appropriate) on any proposed resolution prior to submission.

All proposed resolutions are due by Friday, August 31, 2018

NCSS Executive Director Larry Paska, with Board member Mary Ellen Daneels and Utah Social Studies educator Robert Austin discuss the state of social studies on the "Education Talk Radio PreK-20" podcast on May 31.