Jennifer E. Elemen, Ed.D.


Jennifer Elemen, Ed.D. serves as Educational Administrator of Language & Literacy, History-Social Science-Civics at the Monterey County Office of Education, Central Area Vice President of the California Council for the Social Studies, Lecturer at California State University, Monterey Bay, and ERWC Social Media Coordinator. She facilitates learning and develops educational resources as Region 5 CLIC (Content, Literacy, Inquiry, and Citizenship) Project Lead, Representative of the History-Social Science Subcommittee and Member of the ELA/ELD Subcommittee of the Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee (CISC) of the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA), State Literacy Plan Team Member with the California Department of Education, and is a BeGLAD (Guided Language Acquisition Design) Certified Agency Trainer. She has taught high school AVID, AP, Government, Economics, History, Peer Resources, and supported Teacher Induction, PAR, Upward Bound, and PK-12 youth programs. She has been the recipient of the Diane L. Brooks Administrative Award and the Outstanding Secondary Educator of the Year Award from CCSS, School Improvement Dissertation of the Year Award from the University of West Georgia, Teacher of the Year Award from John F. Kennedy High School, Civic Learning Award from the CDE and CA Courts for John F. Kennedy High School, and Volunteer of the Year Award from YMCA of the East Bay for her work with the Youth and Government Program.


As First Vice President of CCSS, I will support CCSS members statewide. I have served as Central Area Vice President (2019-2021), Region 5 Representative (2018-2019), Bay Area Council President (2016-2018), and Member since 2012. I will continue to work collaboratively to increase membership and outreach, improve social studies education, as well as provide professional learning opportunities and support for educators. I look forward to planning the CCSS conferences, local and statewide events, and engaging in history-social science communities of practice with you; connecting educators with outstanding resources, organizations, and each other! I am excited to expand our vision for youth civic leadership and social justice. Please let me know your suggestions on how we can best move forward together. Connect with me on Twitter @ElGovEcon and email me at