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Jennifer E. Elemen, Ed.D.


Dr. Jennifer Elemen is the First Vice President of the California Council for the Social Studies, Director of Pupil Personnel Services at Salinas Union High School District, and a BeGLAD Certified Agency Trainer. She was previously a California State Literacy Plan Team Member, Educational Administrator at the Monterey County Office of Education - leading the Region 5 CLIC (Content, Literacy, Inquiry, and Citizenship) Project, Constitution Project, and Census 2020 Project Grants, Lecturer/Clinical Coach/ERWC Social Media Coordinator at CSU Monterey Bay, Teacher Induction and PAR Program Specialist at Fremont Unified School District, AVID/Social Science Teacher/Department Chair and Peer Resources Program Coordinator at John F. Kennedy High School, Mentor Teacher with USC Rossier School of Education, Lead Advisor for YMCA Youth and Government Fremont/Newark Delegation, Youth Enrichment Program Leader at Hayward Unified School District, and Lead Outreach Advisor for Upward Bound at Nipomo High School/Cal Poly Foundation. She writes, presents, and facilitates professional learning. Her passion is elevating youth voice, wellness, and civic engagement for social justice and loving community.


As incumbent First Vice President of CCSS since 2021, I 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

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