Minnesota Council 
for the Social Studies

MCSS Board of Directors

MCSS Board at the 2017 Conference, Mankato

Jennifer Bloom: jbloom@teachingcivics.org
Learning Law and Democracy Foundation

Jeff Buszta: jeffrey.buszta@mpls.k12.mn.us
South High School (Minneapolis)

Matt Carlstrom: mcarlstrom@isd317.org
Deer River High School

Jessica Ellison (President): jellison@mcss.org
Minnesota Historical Society

Scott Glew (Presenters): scott.glew@isd728.org
Salk Middle School (Elk River)

Jennifer Hansen (Treasurer): jhansen@owatonna.k12.mn.us 
Willow Creek Intermediate School (Owatonna)
NCSS Steering Committee

Ron Hustvedt, Jr.: ronald.hustvedt@isd728.org
Salk Middle School (Elk River)

Crystal Johnson: crystal25johnson@gmail.com
Minnesota International Middle School (Minneapolis)

Michelle Leba (Membership): michelle.leba@spps.org
Washington Technology Magnet School (St. Paul)

Scott Noet (Secretary): snoet@owatonna.k12.mn.us
Owatonna Junior High

Joey Novacheck: joey.novacheck@mnhs.org
Minnesota Historical Society

Emma Ryan: eryan@mcss.org
Scott Highlands Middle School (Apple Valley)
NCSS 2018 Planning Committee

Brian Traxler (Vice President, Exhibitors): bjtraxler@hotmail.com
Convent of the Visitation School (Mendota Heights)
NCSS Resolutions Committee Chair

Valerie Walker (Awards): vwalker@gustavus.edu
Gustavus Adolphus College, Education Department

Mark Westpfahl: markjwestpfahl@gmail.com
Capitol Hill Magnet School, St. Paul

P. J. Wiggin: pwiggin@stpaulprep.org
St. Paul Preparatory School

Getting to Know Your MCSS Board

Summer Spotlight: P. J. Wiggin

School/Organization: St. Paul Preparatory School, St. Paul, MN.

Position: High School Social Studies Teacher at an international school in downtown St. Paul.

Social Studies Passion: Economics.

Challenges: I work primarily with foreign exchange students who are away from their families and struggling with different languages and culture shock. Many times I feel like a surrogate parent. 

Favorite resource: www.teachingtraveling.com is a great blog that shares opportunities for teacher professional development around the U.S. and abroad. 

What do you love about MCSS? I love that MCSS brings together teachers from all of the disciplines, to learn together to improve outcomes for both our students and our fellow educators. 

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