About KCSS


The Kansas Council for the Social Studies encourages high quality instruction, supports professional growth, and advocates for the Social Studies in the state of Kansas.

To accomplish this mission, we organize and lead a variety of activities:

  • providing mini-grants to Social Studies teachers across the state
  • 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 super exciting KCSS Constitution.)

KCSS Officers

Thomas Fulbright

    • President
    • Hope Street Academy

Jill Weber

    • Vice President
    • Maize South School

Kori Green

    • Past President
    • Wichita East High School

Lori Rice

    • Secretary
    • West Elementary Wamego

Darla Mallein

    • Treasurer
    • Emporia State University

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

Scott Peavey

    • Gardner Edgerton High School

Todd Roberts

    • Emporia State University

Emily Synder

    • Maize High School

Adam Topliff

    • Wamego Middle School

TJ Warsnak

    • Halstead High School

Shannon Woods

    • Kansas Geographic Alliance

Glenn Wiebe


Joe Zlatnik

    • Eudora High School