Meet Our Team
To facilitate the implementation of legislation concerning a new middle school civics course requirement and sustain the support of the high school civics requirement, the McCormick Foundation has hired Civics Instructional Coaches to represent 10 designated areas throughout Illinois.
Civics Instructional Coaches receive in-depth training to support middle and high school civics/social studies teachers in their respective regions. Civics Coaches will also be responsible for ongoing engagement with Regional Offices of Education, teachers, schools, districts, and pre-service programs in their area via newsletters, workshops, and conference presentations throughout the school year.
We are delighted to collaborate with teacher preparation programs to prepare our future educators through our pre-service liaison. We welcomed a Stevenson Center Fellow from Illinois State University for the 2022-2023 school year to enhance our research-practice partnership with the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning at Engagement at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University.