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                                                                   Welcome to the 58th Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference
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Jill Bass

Mikva Challenge
Chief Education Officer
Chicago
Jill Bass is the Chief Education Officer at Mikva Challenge where she oversees all the school based Action Civics work nationally.  She has written a chapter for Teaching the College, Career, and Civic Life Framework, and  for Teaching for Democracy in an Age of Economic Disparity. She has a Masters in Instructional Leadership from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a BA in Political Science and Literature and Rhetoric from Binghamton University. Prior to joining Mikva Challenge, Jill worked as professional developer, curriculum writer, educational consultant, instructional coach and most importantly, teacher. In her heart she is and always will be a teacher.  She taught in Chicago and New York City public schools for 13 years, an experience that has shaped her understanding of education ever since.