Iowa Council for the Social Studies

2019-2021 ICSS Officers and Contact Information



EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Nancy Elliott
Email: icssonline@gmail.com 

PRESIDENT
Catherine Mein
Ballard High School
Social StudiesTeacher

VICE PRESIDENT 
Kimberly Heckart 
College Community School District
3rd Grade Teacher


SECRETARY
Dan Jones
Living History Farms
Education Director

Email:  icssconferenceexhibits@gmail.com

TREASURER 
Todd Hospodarsky
Monticello Community School District
Intervention Specialist
7-12 Social Studies Curricular Lead

CONFERENCE DIRECTOR
Gene McBride Folsom
5-8 Grade Teacher
South Central-Calhoun

AWARDS CHAIR 
Ben McQuade

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
Janet Wills
Southeast Valley Middle School
Social Studies Teacher
Twitter: @JanetKWills

MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR
Chad Christopher
University of Northern Iowa/Cedar Falls Schools
Advisor/Social Studies Teacher

ADVOCACY DIRECTOR
Jack Vanderflught
Dallas Center-Grimes School District
 AP US History, AP World History, American Government
High School PLC Director


HIGHER EDUCATION LIAISON
Dwight Herold
Retired Elementary Teacher
Ames Community Schools

ICSS JOURNAL EDITOR
Dean Vesperman

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
Joshua Wager
Johnston Community School District
Social Studies Teacher

The Iowa Council for the Social Studies is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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