Welcome to the 59th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference

Featured Speakers


avatar for Abraham Antonio Ruelas, PhD

Abraham Antonio Ruelas, PhD

Patten Academy of Christian Education
Social Science Teacher

Adam Wemmer

Pacifica High School

Alexandria Wood

Ford's Theatre
Education Programs Manager
avatar for Amparo Chavez-Gonzalez

Amparo Chavez-Gonzalez

History Educator & Coach
avatar for Andrew Pegan

Andrew Pegan

California School of the Arts-San Gabriel Valley
APUSH and US History Teacher

Andy Engel

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manager, Program Development Teacher Institute

Angela Powers

Cobalt Institute of Math and Science
avatar for Anna Antoniou

Anna Antoniou

University of Michigan
National Geographic Explorer, Doctoral Candidate
avatar for Anthony Zambelli

Anthony Zambelli

San Diego Center for Economic Education
Education Director
avatar for Barbara Lane

Barbara Lane

San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
avatar for Barbara Vallejo-Doten

Barbara Vallejo-Doten

California Global Education Project at CSU Long Beach
Site Director

Benjamin Wong

Green Dot Public Schools

Beth Montgomery

The DBQ Project
avatar for Bob Regan

Bob Regan

Big History Project
Director of Education

Brad Franca

Edison High School
avatar for Brian Brady

Brian Brady

Mikva Challenge
National Director
avatar for Brian Dennert

Brian Dennert

Royal High School
Social Science Teacher
avatar for Carrie Gallison

Carrie Gallison

Community Roots Academy
Digital Media Arts Teacher

Cathy Lindahl

Cullen Elementary School
avatar for Cathy Marston

Cathy Marston

Glendora Unified Schools
Fifth Grade Teacher
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California Council for the Social Studies
Executive Secretary

Cecilia Blankenship

Hardwired, Inc.

Charley Gilmore

Sacramento County Office of Education
Curriculum Specialist, History-Social Science
avatar for Cherilynne Hollowell, Ed.D

Cherilynne Hollowell, Ed.D

Riverside Unified School District
avatar for Cheryl Adkisson

Cheryl Adkisson

Gifted Coordinator
avatar for Chris Hines

Chris Hines

National Geographic Society
Regional Director
avatar for Chris Posa

Chris Posa

Director of Marketing
avatar for Christopher Lewis

Christopher Lewis

Mountain View High School
English Learner TOSA
avatar for Christy Story

Christy Story

Castilleja School
avatar for Cindy Martinez

Cindy Martinez

San Lorenzo Valley High School
teacher/department chair
avatar for Cindy Mata

Cindy Mata

UCLA History-Geography Project
Associate Director of Center

Circe Thompson

Green Light Student Travel

Connie Williams

NBCTeacher Librarian/Local History Librarian/Consultant

Courtney Peagler

Korematsu Institute
avatar for Curt Greeley

Curt Greeley

Ernest Righetti High School

Damon Huss

Constitutional Rights Foundation
Senior Editor & Curriculum Specialist
avatar for Daniel Diaz

Daniel Diaz

UCLA History-Geography Project
Director, UCLA History-Geography Project
avatar for Darci Anderson

Darci Anderson

Laguna Beach USD
Middle School Teacher
avatar for Dave Gutierrez

Dave Gutierrez

Author Dave Gutierrez

David Neumann

Cal Poly Pomona
avatar for Dawniell Black

Dawniell Black

Elk Grove Unified School District
avatar for Debbie Abilock

Debbie Abilock

Instructional coach
avatar for Deborah W. Elliott

Deborah W. Elliott

avatar for Devin Beliveau

Devin Beliveau

Samueli Academy
avatar for Devin Hess

Devin Hess

UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project
Academic Coordinator
avatar for Dori Gerber

Dori Gerber

Institute for Curriculum Services
Trainer & Educator
avatar for Dr. Antonia Vignocchi

Dr. Antonia Vignocchi

Cobalt Institute of Math & Science

Dr. Ingrid Fey

Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies
avatar for Dr. Mary Anne Rea-Ramirez

Dr. Mary Anne Rea-Ramirez

Hardwired, Inc
Educational specialist

Dr. Patrick Hunt

National Geographic

Dr. Pritpal Kaur

The Sikh Coaltion
Education Director
avatar for Erik Adamian

Erik Adamian

ONE Archives Foundation
avatar for Erik Christensen

Erik Christensen

Granada Hills Charter
avatar for Erik Peterson

Erik Peterson

SAUSD/Mikva Challenge/NHD-CA

Erin Jacks

California Department of Education
avatar for EunMi Cho

EunMi Cho

California State University, Sacramento
Sacramento State University
avatar for Frank Pisi

Frank Pisi

Sacramento COE
Director, History-Social Science

Gabriel Enriquez

Santa Paula Unified School District

Gloria Hernandez

avatar for Greg Fisher

Greg Fisher

School Empowerment Group
Educational Consultant

Gregorio Medina

Constitutional Rights Foundation

Guninder Singh

Kaur Foundation
avatar for Hajra Saeed

Hajra Saeed

Sato Academy of Math and Science
10th Grade Big History/World History Teacher
avatar for Hayley Lawson

Hayley Lawson

CA Foundation for Ag in the Classroom
Curriculum Coordinator

Heather Johnston

Community Roots Academy
4th Grade Teacher
avatar for Holly Royaltey

Holly Royaltey

Del Mar High School

Inderpreet Kaur

The Sikh Coalition
Southern California Community Development Manager
avatar for Ingrid Beaty

Ingrid Beaty

Community Roots Academy
Elementary Director
avatar for Jamie Sullivan

Jamie Sullivan

Castilleja School
Director of Academic Technology

Janet Mann

Sacramento Unified School District
avatar for Jasminka Criley

Jasminka Criley

Indelible Learning
avatar for Jason David

Jason David

Facing History and Ourselves
Program Associate

Jason Robbins

Congressional Medal of Honor Society

Javier Gutierrez

Alhambra High School
avatar for Jennifer Carlson

Jennifer Carlson

Social Studies School Service
avatar for Jennifer Keil

Jennifer Keil

70 Degrees
avatar for Jennifer Weireter

Jennifer Weireter

Irvine Unified School District
History Teacher
avatar for Jeremy Cavallaro

Jeremy Cavallaro

Community Roots Academy
Executive Director of Education

Jeremy Vaa

Green Light Student Travel
avatar for Jessica Lura

Jessica Lura

National Geographic Education

Jim Charkins

California Council for Economics Education

Joanne Woodard

Greater San Diego Council for Social Studies
avatar for John Downey

John Downey

Royal High School
avatar for Jon Resendez

Jon Resendez

Irvine Unified School District
Social Studies Teacher

Josh Mitton

California Council for Economics Education
avatar for Jovanni Garcia

Jovanni Garcia

Kern High School District
Social Studies Teacher
avatar for Karalee Wong Nakatsuka

Karalee Wong Nakatsuka

First Avenue Middle School
avatar for Karen Korematsu

Karen Korematsu

Fred T. Korematsu Institute
Founder and Executive Director

Katherine Rand

Cobalt Institute of Math and Science
Social Studies Teacher

Kathryn Byars

Corona Norco USD

Kathryn Karlen

Kern High Leadership
avatar for Katie Wi

Katie Wi

Irvine Unified School District
avatar for Kaur Foundation

Kaur Foundation

Kaur Foundation
Board Member

Kelly Leon

Sweetwater Union HS District
avatar for Ken Leonard

Ken Leonard

Foundation for Teaching Economics
avatar for Kendra Tyler

Kendra Tyler

Tehama County Department of Education
EdTech, History, and ELA Consultant
avatar for Kenneth McDonald

Kenneth McDonald

California Department of Education

Keri Doggett

Constitutional Rights Foundation
Vice President, Programming and Operations
avatar for Kevin Miller

Kevin Miller

Irvine Unified
Second Grade Teacher

Kevin Roughton

Jurupa Middle School
avatar for Kris Terry

Kris Terry

Green Dot California Home Office
Senior Director of African American Achievement & Equity

Kristine Dennehy

California State U. Fullerton
Professor, Credential Adviser
avatar for Laura McEnaney

Laura McEnaney

Whittier College
Professor of History
avatar for Laurel Aguilar-Kirchhoff

Laurel Aguilar-Kirchhoff

San Bernardino Superintendent of Schools
Digital Learning Specialist
avatar for Lauren Hurlbutt

Lauren Hurlbutt

Generation Citizen
Program Director
avatar for Lesly Culp

Lesly Culp

USC Shoah Foundation - Iwitness
Head of Programs
avatar for Linda Braatz Brown

Linda Braatz Brown

Action Driven Inquiry
avatar for Linda Cargile

Linda Cargile

Long Beach Unified
High School Administrator
avatar for Lindsey Charron

Lindsey Charron

Horace Ensign Intermediate School
avatar for Lisa Hutton

Lisa Hutton

CSU Dominguez Hills History Project
Interim Associate Dean & History Project Director
avatar for Liz Ramos

Liz Ramos

History teacher
avatar for Lori Meier

Lori Meier

East Tennessee State University
Associate Professor
avatar for Luis Carrillo

Luis Carrillo

Corona Norco USD
ToSA: History Social Science
avatar for Maheen Sahoo

Maheen Sahoo

Gates Ventures
Education Program Specialist
avatar for Mandy Bush

Mandy Bush

Norte Vista HS/California Global Education Project
Social Science Dept Chair/Teacher leader
avatar for Maria Gallo

Maria Gallo

Center for Civic Education
avatar for Marika Manos

Marika Manos

Orange County Department of Education
History/ Social Science/Civics Coordinator
avatar for Mary Hendra

Mary Hendra

Facing History and Ourselves
Program Director

Mary Levi

4th Grade Teacher
avatar for Mary Walls

Mary Walls

Action Driven Inquiry
avatar for Meg Honey

Meg Honey

Pearson Education
Curriculum Specialist
avatar for Megan Bhaskaran

Megan Bhaskaran

Middle School Teacher
avatar for Megan Forbes

Megan Forbes

Arcadia Unified School District
avatar for Megan Gately

Megan Gately

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute
Associate Director of Education
avatar for Megan Jones

Megan Jones

9/11 Memorial & Museum
Senior Director of Education Programs
avatar for Melanie Bowyer

Melanie Bowyer

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
Manager of Digital Learning
avatar for Michael Hubbard

Michael Hubbard

Irvine Unified
Fifth Grade Teacher
avatar for Michelle Herczog

Michelle Herczog

Los Angeles COE
Coordinator III, History-Social Science
avatar for Michelle Herczog

Michelle Herczog

Los Angeles County Office of Education
Consultant III, History-Social Science

Michelle Martinez

Laguna Beach USD
Middle School Teacher
avatar for Mike Messner

Mike Messner

Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District
avatar for Milton Reynolds

Milton Reynolds

Reynolds Consulting,
avatar for Mollie Hackett

Mollie Hackett

The DBQ Project
Professional Development & Partnerships
avatar for Molly Snider

Molly Snider

Mendocino County Office of Education
Education Specialist
avatar for Nancy Rogers-Zegarra

Nancy Rogers-Zegarra

Bellevue Union School District
Teacher Leader
avatar for Nicole Brown

Nicole Brown

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
avatar for Nicole Gilbertson

Nicole Gilbertson

UC Irvine History Project
avatar for Olivia Garrison

Olivia Garrison

Kern High School District
avatar for Olivia Santillán

Olivia Santillán

Santa Clara COE
Coordinator of History & Civic Engagement
avatar for Phyllis Kim

Phyllis Kim

Comfort Women Action for Resdress & Education
Executive director
avatar for Priscilla H. Porter

Priscilla H. Porter

Palm Desert Campus of CSU San Bernardino
avatar for Rachael Collins

Rachael Collins

Placentia Yorba Linda USD
History & SEL teacher, MTSS Intervention Coordinator
avatar for Raquel Solorzano-Duenas

Raquel Solorzano-Duenas

Western High School
Teacher and Lesson Design Coach
avatar for Rebecca Nakagawa

Rebecca Nakagawa

Irvine Unified School District
Literacy TOSA

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