K-12 Social Studies Coordinator for the Burlington, CT School District

Ed Dorgan

Ed Dorgan is the K-12 Social Studies Coordinator for Regional School District #10 [RSD10] in Burlington, Connecticut. He has taught a wide number of history and social studies courses at the secondary level and is the History Day adviser for RSD10. Previously, he served as a Developer of Online History Curriculum for Education Connection and as a secondary educational advisor for the Connecticut State Department of Education, where he assisted in the revision of the Connecticut State K-12 Social Studies Framework. Mr. Dorgan has attended several NEH conferences, and he recently participated in a conference on teaching about Jim Crow and the Fight for American Citizenship, which was sponsored by the Gilder Lehman Institute of American History. He has also presented at past conferences, including the CCSS Fall Conference and the North East Regional Conference for the Social Studies, and he led a workshop entitled “Thinking Like a Historian” to RSD10 social studies instructors in 2011 and 2010. Mr. Dorgan is currently the president of the New England History Teachers Association, a board member of both the National Social Studies Supervisors Association and the Connecticut Council for the Social Studies and a member of the National Council for the Social Studies. Previously, Mr. Dorgan served as the president of the Connecticut Council for the Social Studies (CCSS). He has an Advanced [6th year] Degree in education from the University of Connecticut and received recognition from Primary Source in Watertown, Massachusetts, for a lesson created using the National Endowment for the Humanities Picturing America images.