Ayisha Benham


Ayisha is a teacher in the West Contra Costa School District.  She is a cheerleader for struggling students because she does not want to see any student fail.  Ayisha currently serves as the Treasurer and Book Club Chair of the Bay Area Council (BACSS).  She has served on the executive board of BACSS and Region 4 Director for the past four years.  Ayisha also serves as the NCSS Chairperson Govt/Public Relations.  As a member of the executive board, Ayisha coordinated with members throughout the SF Bay Area to combine and engage various dormant Councils to form the Bay Area Council (BACSS).  Ayisha was also instrumental in collaborating with teacher groups, community groups, and local churches to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Selma Bloody Sunday.  She has also served as Editor of the CCSS Sunburst Newsletter.


Ayisha’s goal is to increase our membership by creating enthusiasm and excitement for the Social Sciences.  If elected, Ayisha promises to continue working hard for CCSS teachers and issues.

California Council for the Social Studies
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