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Michelle Herczog

Los Angeles COE
Coordinator III, History-Social Science
Michelle Herczog is responsible for providing professional development, resources, and support for K-12 social studies educators throughout the 80 school districts of Los Angeles County.  She is a Past President of the National Council for the Social Studies and served as Vice-Chair of the California Instructional Quality Commission, and member of the Social Studies Assessment, Curriculum and Instruction (SSACI) Committee of the Council of Chief State School Officers.  This group led the development of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards, published by the National Council for the Social Studies.

Dr. Herczog was appointed by California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye and California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson to serve on the California Task Force on K-12 Civic Learning and Your Constitution: The Power of Democracy Steering Committee. She has authored numerous social studies curriculum materials, reports, and resources, and actively advocates for effective social studies education at local, state and national levels.