State Councils

Interested in getting more involved in history education? Consider joining a state council!

From annual professional development conferences to webinars and social networking, the state councils bring history educators, university faculty and public historians together to learn the latest in effective history teaching and learning. Each council operates independently so they all have their special programs and activities. Check them out to learn more what is going on in your state! Many have their own web sites with programs and activities listed there!

If your state is not on the roster then consider starting your own state council. The first step is to contact the NCHE office to find out about how to begin the process. Then start talking to your colleagues! We can help you connect with resources in your state but the secret is in personally reaching out and inviting people to join the excitement.

    Arizona
    Heather Butler
    Glendale Union High School District
    Contact    Website


    Florida
    Tammara Purdin
    Executive Director
    Florida Council of History Education
    941-479-0627
    Email  Website

    Hawaii
    Jeffrey Bingham Mead
    Director
    History Education Council of Hawaii, Inc.
    345 Queen Street, Suite 607
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    Email    Website

    Illinois
    Dean Pinos
    Social Studies Department Coordinator
    New Trier Township High School
    7 Happ Road
    Northfield, IL 60093
    847-784-7570
    Email     Website

    Kansas
    Emily Williams
    President, Kansas Council for History Education
    Derby, Kansas
    Email     Website

    Michigan
    Gordon Andrews, Executive Director
    Grand Valley State University History Dept
    D-1-1202 MAK Hall
    Allendale, MI 49401
    616-331-3040
    Email    Website

    Minnesota
    Kyle Ward
    Director of Social Studies Education
    Minnesota State University, Mankato
    507-389-5718
    Email   Website

    Missouri
    Joan Musbach
    University Supervisor Pre-Service Teachers
    Webster University
    415 Westrick Place
    Kirkwood, MO 63122
    314-821-0678 (Home)
    Email    Website
 

   Nevada
   Chuck Dayton
   7th Grade US History
   Bridger Middle School
   President-Nevada Council for History Education
   PDE Certified Instructor
   Email

   New Jersey
   Greg Matlosz, Vice President
   New Jersey Council for History Education
   Upper Greenwood Lake School
   Hewitt, New Jersey 07241
   Email

   New York
   Jess Maul
   State Coordinator, NYCHE
   Assistant Director of Education & Development
   New York State Archive Partnership Trust
   9C49 Cultural Education Center
   Albany, NY  12230
   518-474-0245
   Email    Website

   Oklahoma
   Kristy Brugar
   University of Oklahoma
   Email    Website


   South Carolina
   Kason Dalton
   Marc Turner
   Co-Chairs, South Carolina Council for History Education
   Dent Middle School
   2721 Decker Blvd.
   Columbia, SC 29206
   803-699-2750 ext. 72132

   South Dakota
   Benjamin F. Jones, Ph.D.
   Dean and Associate Professor of History
   President, SDCHE
   114 Beadle Hall
   820 N. Washington Ave
   Madison, SD  57042 – 1799
   Phone:  (605)256-5270
   Email 

   Tennessee
   Todd Wigginton
   Social Studies Coordinator
   Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
   409 Ritchie Drive
   Nashville, TN 37220
   615-315-0485
   Email   Website

   Texas
   Amy Jo Baker
   Independent Educational Consultant
   History Education Advocate/Volunteer
   2218 Fawn Mist Lane
   San Antonio, TX. 78248
   (210) 493-8238
   Email

   Utah
   Jenny Nicholas
   West High School
   Salt Lake City School District
   Email


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The National Council for History Education provides professional and intellectual leadership to foster an engaged community committed to the teaching, learning, and appreciation of diverse histories.