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Join Your Local Council

Each local social studies council is affiliated with the New York State Council for the Social Studies. Please visit each local council’s website or contact their President for more information. If you are interested in starting a local council, please contact our Vice-President for more information.

ATSS/UFT Association of Teachers of Social Studies/United Federation of Teachers
President/Chair: Joseph Zingone

Capital District Council for the Social Studies
President: Tom Michalek

Central New York Council for the Social Studies
President: Erica Martin

Long Island Council for the Social Studies
Co-Presidents: Gloria Sesso and Brian Dowd

Mid-Hudson Social Studies Council
President: Nancy Maguire

Niagara-Frontier Council for the Social Studies
President: Rich Pyszczek

Rochester Area Council for the Social Studies
Co-Presidents: Jeremiah Bergan and Melissa Mawn

Westchester-Lower Hudson Council for the Social Studies
President: Susan Chester 

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Join a Committee

The standing committees of NYSCSS provide an important service to social studies educators statewide. From leading statewide professional development programs (including our Annual Convention) to advising on all aspects of curriculum and instruction, our committees provide a chance for members to become active contributors to New York’s nationally-recognized social studies program. Explore the committees through the links below and contact the chairperson if you interested in joining. 

NYS4A- New York State Social Studies Supervisory Association


Budget and Finance


Convention Planning

Cultural Education

Curriculum and Assessment

Higher Education

Human Rights






Seek a Leadership Position

Members of the Executive Council, made up of the President of NYSCSS, President-Elect, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Past-President, serve the NYSCSS members and Board of Directors by guiding the organization's activities. 

If you are interested in serving on the Executive Council, contact the Nominations Committee Chairperson. 

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