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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:

  • Sue Boldra
    Fort Hays State University
  • Mike Bruner
    Kansas Council for History Education
  • Brad Burenheide
    Kansas State University
  • Tim Fry
    Washburn University
  • Don Gifford
    Kansas State Department of Education
  • Angela Howdeshell
    Kansas Council for Economic Education
  • Mary Madden
    Kansas State Historical Society
  • Cassie Medley
    Seaman Middle School
  • Nicholas Murray
    National Park Service
  • Scott Peavey
    Gardner Edgerton High School
  • Lori Rice
    West Elementary, Wamego
  • Adam Topliff
    Wamego Middle School
  • Jill Weber
    Cheney Middle School
  • Shannon Woods
    Kansas Geographic Alliance
  • Joe Zlatnik
    Eudora High School

KCSS Board Minutes

March 7, 2015
Full Board
January 17, 2015
Executive Officers
October 8, 2014
Full Board
August 4, 2014
Executive Officers
March 24, 2014
Full Board
February 22, 2014
Full Board