Michelle M. Herczog, Board Member

Dr. Herczog is the Immediate Past President of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), the largest association in the nation devoted solely to social studies education. She was involved in the development of the "College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards" published by NCSS in 2013 and continues to support schools in implementation efforts to increase the rigor and relevance of social studies education for all students.

Dr. Herczog received her Doctoral Degree in Education as well as her BA at UCLA. She received her MA in Education at California State University, Northridge.

Dr. Herczog was Vice-Chair and member of the California Instructional Quality Commission, an advisory board to the California State Board of Education on instructional materials and content standards. She also served on the California Task Force on K-12 Civic Learning commissioned by California State Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye. The Task Force released a report of recommendations in 2013 to provide opportunities for all students to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become actively engaged citizens. She currently serves on the Power of Democracy Steering Committee, working to implement each of the Task Force recommendations.

She also served as Co-Chair of the California Coalition for the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, instrumental in the establishment of California as an official P21 Leadership State. The P21 initiative is dedicated to preparing students for college, career, and global citizenship by fusing rigorous content knowledge with 21st century skills of collaboration, critical thinking, communication, and creativity within standards, assessments and professional development programs.


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