Advocating for Social Studies Education

The Rochester Area Council for the Social Studies provides a direct connection between its members and the New York State Council for the Social Studies, New York State Education Department, and local government representatives working in Albany.  Reference the contact information below if you'd like to directly contact NYSED officials and/or other members of our social studies network.  

New York State Education Department

    • Dan King, Associate in Instructional Services for Social Studies; NYSED Office of Curriculum & Instruction
    • Christy Radez, Associate in Instructional Services for Social Studies; NYSED Office of Curriculum & Instruction
    • Mary Cahill, Director; NYSED Office of Curriculum & Instruction
    • Donna Merlau; NYSED Office of State Assessment (Global History Regents Exam questions)
    • Greg Wilsey; NYSED Office of State Assessment (US Regents Exam questions)
    • Office of State Assessment Phone: 518-474-5900


New York State Council for the Social Studies


National Council for the Social Studies


Local Social Studies Councils

In addition to the state and national councils, there are local councils in regions across our state.  Feel free to check out their pages:

ATSS/UFT Association of Teachers of Social Studies/United Federation of Teachers
http://www.uft.org/committees/atss

Capital District Council for the Social Studies
http://www.cdcss.org/

Central New York Council for the Social Studies
www.cnycss.memberlodge.com

Long Island Council for the Social Studies
http://www.licss.org/

Mid-Hudson Social Studies Council
https://www.midhudsonsocialstudies.org/

Niagara-Frontier Council for the Social Studies
http://www.nfcss.org/

Westchester-Lower Hudson Council for the Social Studies
http://www.wlhcss.info/



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