President’s Message

David Bosso, CCSS President

David Bosso, CCSS President


This is an exciting and opportune time for Social Studies educators in Connecticut.  As a result of steadfast advocacy efforts led by members of the Connecticut Council for the Social Studies, along with a number of other individual and entities, Connecticut has become a national leader in enhancing Social Studies education in our K-12 schools.  We have worked hard to ensure that Social Studies education is the prime vehicle to realize the ideals of teaching and learning, to reflect the mission and vision of public schools, and to allow for the manifestation of democratic values.

The Connecticut Council for the Social Studies, an affiliate of the National Council for the Social Studies, is the professional organization for Connecticut’s social studies educators: K-12 teachers, college professors, personnel from museums and historical/cultural organizations, and others with related interests collaboratively shape and support the important work in which we are engaged.  We recently have increased the number of professional development activities available for educators and we remain committed to advocating for Social Studies education in our state and our nation.  This website highlights much of the work we do, including our Public Affairs Committee, the Yankee Post, and links to important resources and events.

If you are already a member, thank you for contributing to your discipline’s professional organization.  If not, I encourage you to get involved, to take advantage of opportunities to work alongside and network with like-minded educators, and to utilize your professional expertise and insight to bolster Social Studies education.  It is because of educators like you that we are able to ensure that our students will grow not only as students, but as citizens as well.  Thank you for visiting this site, and we look forward to working with you in the future.
David Bosso, Ed.D.
President, Connecticut Council for the Social Studies