President's  Message



Greetings to NYSCSS members!

I am very excited to begin a two year term as President of NYSCSS.  I have been involved in NYSCSS leadership since 2013, serving in a variety of roles.  Through these experiences, I have had the honor of working with outstanding Social Studies educators from across the state.  The connections that I have made across the state help me understand the different challenges that we face in each region of New York.   We are a strong professional organization – with over  500 active members.  You can be part of this professional network by getting involved in a local Council for the Social Studies and/or participating in  an NYSCSS Committee.    More information about getting involved is available on our website

As President, I will advocate for elementary Social Studies, work collaboratively with the Board of Directors, the Advisory Panel and committee chairs to develop opportunities for professional growth and networking, and increase the involvement of members from all regions of New York. 

Look for an announcement about the 2023 Annual Convention – our 85th! – by the end of the summer.  We’ll be opening up our proposal submission process in the fall too.  We plan on announcing our calendar of professional learning opportunities for the first half of the 2022-2023 school year also.  

I hope that you are enjoying the beginning of a terrific summer.  Whether you’re catching up on sleep, beach time, personal reading, attending a summer institute or workshop or writing curriculum  – you’re recharging your own batteries so that you’re ready to come back strong in the fall!  

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me at  

Lisa Kissinger




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