Welcome to New Mexico Council for the Social Studies

2016 Fall Conference

Join social studies educators from around New Mexico¬†to explore civic learning and cultural inquiry in a changing world. This years¬†Annual Conference theme will be “Patriotism in of Times of Change”.

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Teacher Excursions

Teacher Excursions field trips organized for teachers to meet colleagues from across the state. NMCSS is organizing teacher excursions at cultural locations around the state.

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Teacher Recognition

NMCSS mission is to help social study teachers improve their teaching by providing educational support and professional development opportunities focused on social studies.

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“The practical implementation of many techniques/approaches in the classroom. Also, the cultural relevance to our schools.”
“A wonderful opportunity to network and gain valuable insight on incorporating cultural awareness into curriculum.”
“I just found the whole day wonderful, just to be on the other side of things instead of the teacher role for a day. I enjoyed all presentations.”

Executive Officers

Mackie Cox

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Desert Ridge Middle School

Julie Ornelas

President Elect
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Tony Hillerman Middle School

Patrick Logan

Vice President
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Jefferson Middle School

Stacy Moses

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Sandia Preparatory School

The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.
Theodore Roosevelt

Who Are Our Members?

Elementary 90
Middle School 70
High School 80
Public Schools 90
Private Schools 80

NMCSS Fall Conference

New Mexico Council for the Social Studies annual conferences are designed with New Mexico educators in mind. The council uses the input of our members’ to help develop a theme for each years conference. As a council we strive to make the conferences relevant to social studies educators and our community, while utilizing as many of New Mexico’s human and natural resources.