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Our Mission

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Social Studies team provides leadership and support to educators across the state of North Carolina to build and reinforce the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, implement the North Carolina State Board of Education goals, and to inform and advise various stakeholders about state and federal policies and laws as well as best practices in social studies education.

Our Vision

Every student will graduate from high school with the knowledge, skills, understandings, and dispositions gained from the social sciences that will result in college, career, and civic ready students who are globally informed and active citizens.

The Social Studies Team

Justyn Knox, K-12 Social Studies Consultant

Phylisha Sanders, K-12 Social Studies Consultant

Michelle McLaughlin, K-12 Social Studies Consultant

Tom Daugherty, K-12 Social Studies Consultant

Bernadette Cole, Program Specialist

Lori Carlin, Section Chief Arts Education and K-12 Social Studies