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About KCSS


The Kansas Council for the Social Studies will encourage high quality instruction, support professional growth, and advocate for the Social Studies in the state of Kansas.

To accomplish this mission, we participate in a variety of activities such as:

  • offering mini-grants to Social Studies teachers
  • selecting and honoring a teacher of the year
  • co-hosting an annual state conference
  • presenting face to face professional learning opportunities
  • supporting a digital community
  • providing instructional resources and materials
  • cooperating with national, state, and local educational associations

(Learn more about how we're organized by reading the very exciting KCSS Constitution.)

KCSS Officers:

KCSS Board Members:

  • Julie Bergene
    Dole Institute
  • Mike Bruner
    Kansas Council for History Education
  • Brad Burenheide
    Kansas State University
  • Tim Fry
    Washburn University
  • Don Gifford
    Kansas State Department of Education
  • Nick Green
    Wichita West High School
  • Angela Howdeshell
    Kansas Council for Economic Education
  • Mary Madden
    Kansas State Historical Society
  • Cassie Medley
    Seaman Middle School
  • Megan Nieman
    McPherson High School
  • Nicholas Murray
  • National Park Service
  • Scott Peavey
    Gardner Edgerton High School
  • Todd Roberts
    Emporia State University
  • Emily Synder
    Maize High School
  • Adam Topliff
    Wamego Middle School
  • Jill Weber
    Cheney Middle School
  • TJ Warsnak
    Halstead High School
  • Shannon Woods
    Kansas Geographic Alliance
  • Glenn Wiebe
  • Joe Zlatnik
    Eudora High School

KCSS Board Minutes