Rob Vicario is Coordinator, Social Science and Content Literacy for the Irvine Unified School District and is an adjunct professor for Santa Ana College. He began his career teaching middle school for 15 years and became the K-12 History-Social Science Curriculum Specialist and an Assistant Principal for the Santa Ana USD. As Literacy Coordinator, and later, Co-director of the UC Irvine History Project, he enjoyed learning from K-16 educators around California. More recently, Rob was the HSS Coordinator at the Orange County Department of Education working with public and private schools throughout the region. Rob remains committed to tackling the ever-evolving challenges of our profession and invites other progressive educators to join the endless search for how to improve social studies teaching and learning.