Call for Nominations
Application deadline is extended to May 1, 2018.
NCSS seeks candidates for Vice-President and for members of its Board of Directors. 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.
Founded in 1921, NCSS is the largest professional association in the country devoted solely to social studies education. The mission of National Council for the Social Studies is to provide leadership, service, and support for all social studies educators.
For the 2018 NCSS election cycle, the NCSS Nominations and Elections Committee will select candidates for the following categories:
- Vice President
- Secondary Classroom Teacher
- Elementary Classroom Teacher
- K-12 Teacher At-Large
In order to be eligible as a candidate for president-elect or vice president, a person must have completed a full elected term on the board of directors before assuming office. A person who has served as chairperson of the House of Delegates Steering Committee, a position that entails ex officio membership on the board of directors, is also eligible to be nominated for either of these offices.
To qualify for the classroom teacher categories, an individual must be teaching half-time or more in the classroom at the time of election. NCSS student members preparing to fill any of these professional roles shall be eligible for nomination and election in any of the categories above.
The NCSS Board of Directors sets policy and the ultimate direction for our organization. As the voice of social studies educators from across the United States and several countries, the Board deliberates on all items of concern to NCSS and to the social studies profession. The board meets 3-4 times per year: in person during the fall (September or October), Annual Conference (November or early December), and in winter (March). The board also meets several times per year by tele/videoconference, including in late spring (May or June). All travel expenses for Board meetings are paid by NCSS, with the exception of the Annual Conference meeting, for which NCSS will reimburse one night’s hotel at the conference rate at one day’s meals at the per diem rate.
Members of the NCSS Board of Directors serve a three-year term. Individual elected as Vice-President serve a total of four years: one year each as Vice-President, President-Elect, President and Past-President.
Those interested in applying should review The General Duties and Expectations of Board Members and Officers before submitting an application.
All nomination applications are due by May 1, 2018. The 2018 elections will be held from December 3, 2018–January 15, 2019. Those elected will begin their terms on July 1, 2019.