Robert S. Leming, Director, We the People Program

Robert S. Leming manages a national network of fifty state civic education programs involving thousands of upper elementary, middle, and high school teachers and tens of thousands of students in the study of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. He also directs a national effort to develop and conduct high-quality professional development institutes, workshops, and seminars for teachers throughout the nation, including the High-Need Initiative that began in 2008 and the partnership with Justice is Also Deaf that began in 2009. In addition, he directs the We the People National Finals, which involves more than 1,200 high school students from all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. He presently teaches online courses on the Constitution and Bill of Rights at Kansas State Univeristy. He began his career teaching middle and high school government and math in Grand Rapids, Michigan and the United States Virgin Islands. He has also taught under graduate and graduate social studies methods courses at Indiana University. In addtion, he taught in jails and prisons from 1978-1998. He attended General H.H. Arnold High School in Wiesbaden, Germany and has three degrees from Indiana Univeristy.


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