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Chris Lewis, Ph.D.

BIO

Christopher Lewis has taught high school History and English since 2005. He primarily taught AP United States history and AVID. Currently, he is a TOSA supporting English Learners. He earned his Ph.D. from Chapman University and is currently enrolled in the Gilder Lehrman/Pace University Master of Arts in American History program. He has taught secondary education methods classes at Chapman University and his research interests include history pedagogy, youth voice, dystopian fiction, and civic engagement.

STATEMENT

Chris has been on the board of the Southern California Social Science Association (Los Angeles County regional organization) and has been a member of the CCSS Publications and Media Committee for the last five years. In these roles, Chris has collaborated to connect educators across Southern California through social events, walking tours, and professional development. Chris has been the Region 11 representative for two years and will strive to support teachers and students as they engage in the important work of building civic responsibility, socially just communities, and compassionate spaces for learning. As educators, we get to help students learn about themselves, their community, and the world. By critically discussing the past and present, youth can see themselves as agents of change in the future.