Welcome to the KCSS

As social studies educators, you are responsible for teaching students the content knowledge, discipline specific thinking skills, and civic values that are vital for fulfilling the duties of citizenship in a participatory democracy. Our task at the Kansas Council for the Social Studies is to provide leadership, service, and support to make your job easier.

So we've redesigned our site to highlight teacher resources such as lesson plans and web sites, membership information, annual conference information, and updated social studies news / announcements. We're also excited about our new KCSS blog and social media tools - our hope is that you will use all of these resources to connect with others and to improve social studies instruction in Kansas. We're looking forward to working with you.

Have questions or comments? Let me know!

Kori Green
KCSS President


Judy Cromwell taught social studies in the Topeka area for over 38 years. She was a long-time member of KCSS and served on the board for 28 years. Judy was known for her strong support for classroom teachers, her delicious buffalo chip cookies, and for leading summer trips around the state with teachers. The KCSS Excellence in Teaching Award is named in her honor.

We are excited to announce this year's winners! Terry Healy 2016 elementary award Kyle Johnson for middle school award, and Jason Dolezal for high school award. Terry, Kyle, and Jason. Each winner received a framed certificate, a $500 cash award, and KCSS endorsement towards the National Council for the Social Studies Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award. 

Terry teaches in the Manhattan Ogden School District as a gifted and enrichment educator. Kyle works at Seaman Middle School in Topeka as the gifted facilitator teaching both 7th and 8th grade social studies and language arts, as well as Creative and Dramatic Arts. Jason is at Wyandotte High School in Kansas City teaching world and American history, government, economics, psychology, and family advocacy.

Congratulations to all three!