NCSS is seeking members for challenging leadership positions that affect local, state and national social studies education. The NCSS Nominations and Elections Committee is currently accepting applications for nomination for candidates for NCSS Vice President and the Board of Directors.
Sue Blanchette, US. history teacher at Hillcrest High School in Dallas Texas was elected vice-president of NCSS. As vice president, Blanchette is in line to assume the NCSS presidency July 2011.
Blanchette is concluding a term on the NCSS board of directors, and is an active member of the Texas Council for the Social Studies was 2002-2003 president of the Texas Council for the Social Studies. Among her many leadership roles in NCSS and affiliate councils, Blanchette served as co-chair of the NCSS Nominations Committee, chaired the Texas state conference when it was held in Dallas, and is three-time president of the Dallas CSS.
NCSS membership also selected candidates to three-year terms on the NCSS Board of Directors: Karen Burgard, Blue Springs MO (Secondary Teacher Representative); Roxanna Mechem, Union, MO (Supervisor Representative); Jack Wilson, Eureka, MO (K-12 Teacher At-Large); and Michelle Herczog, Culver City, CA (At-Large). Members also elected Donald Gilmore, Denver, CO to the board of the Fund for the Advancement of Social Studies Education (FASSE.)