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Alice L. Reilly

K-12 Social Studies Coordinator — Fairfax County (VA) Public Schools

Street Law, Inc.

Over 40 years of educating about law, democracy, and human rights

Staff photo: Alice L. Reilly

Alice L. Veyera Reilly joined the Street Law board of directors in April 2010. She is an experienced educator who has provided instructional leadership for social studies at the local, state, and national levels. She has developed, facilitated, and authored a variety of social studies curricula. Currently, Alice is the coordinator for K-12 Social Studies in the Instructional Services Department of Fairfax County Public Schools. She supervises more than 800 teachers at the secondary level and oversees the development of curriculum programs, resources and related professional development for the social studies program at all levels for the 196 school sites in the school district.

Alice was an adjunct professor of secondary social studies methods at George Mason University and an instructor in curriculum writing for educators from Armenia and Azerbaijan. She also taught middle school social studies in Fairfax County, VA, and Houston, TX. 

Alice received her BA from Providence College, her Master's in Education from Virginia Tech University, and Educational Specialist degree from the University of Virginia. She was a fellow at the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History on civil rights at Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, and for the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute in Birmingham, Alabama. Currently Alice is a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership and Policy at George Washington University. She recently received the Golden Gavel Award from the Fairfax Bar Law Foundation for her work with the development and implementation of a court tour program for middle school students in Fairfax County Public Schools. 

Alice serves on the Executive Board of the National Social Studies Supervisors Association as treasurer. She also is a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Council for Social Studies, National Staff Development Council, and Phi Delta Kappa. She holds a Virginia license with endorsements in Administration and Supervision, Instructional Supervision, History, History and Social Science; and Virginia Technology Standards for Instructional Personnel.