Becky Griffith, NBCT (A-YA Social Studies-History), is in her 24th year of teaching high school Social Studies in North Carolina. She is currently employed with Isaac Bear Early College High School in the New Hanover County Schools system, Wilmington, NC. She holds a B.A. in Secondary Social Studies Education and a M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction with a license in Educational Administration. Griffith is the immediate Past-President of the North Carolina Council for the Social Studies and has served as a delegate to the National Council for the Social Studies House of Delegates and on the NCSS Membership Committee. Griffith is an inaugural NCBAR Justice Teaching Institute Fellow, Japan Fulbright Memorial Fellow, Germany Fulbright Memorial Fellow, and National Council for Economics Education International Russia Fellow. Griffith, Avery County Schools’ 2004-2005 Teacher of the Year, has participated in NC Center for the Advancement for Teaching seminars, C-SPAN Presidential Educators’ Conference, Gilder-Lehrman Seminar, Street Law Supreme Court Teachers Institute, and as both a Master Teacher and participant for the National Endowment for the Humanities seminars and the North Carolina Teachers Academy institutes. She has worked with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction as a test item writer, item reviewer, curriculum developer, textbook reviewer, and Train-the-Trainer. As the Appalachian State University Professional Development Schools Site Coordinator and Social Studies Professional Learning Community Chair, Griffith co-taught University Social Studies Methods Courses and worked as a certified mentor and cooperating teacher to numerous pre-service interns. As IBECHS Department Chair, Griffith currently serves as a lead teacher for NHCS and Cooperating teacher for the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.