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CCSS Welcomes New President

California Council for the Social Studies is pleased to announce that Rebecca Valbuena, former elementary school teacher at Glendora Unified School District in Glendora, California, begins a one-year term as President of the CCSS on July 1, 2021.


Rebecca Valbuena, M.Ed., began a 30 year teaching career in South America and most recently worked in the Glendora Unified School District where she supported K-5 teachers in all curricular areas as a TOSA/Academic Coach. Rebecca continues to teach Elementary Social Studies Methods at Cal Poly Pomona and Cal State San Bernardino. She also serves as a consultant with districts aiming to implement inquiry-based Social Studies instruction. Valbuena is featured as a model teacher in history education text books and publications, as well as Common Core and C3 Framework videos for the California Department of Education, the Los Angeles County Office of Education, and the National Council for the Social Studies, with whom she serves as a current board member. She is a past recipient of the California Council for the Social Studies Outstanding Elementary Teacher Award and a Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year.



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