MCSS Board at the 2017 Conference, Mankato
Jennifer Bloom: email@example.com
Jeff Buszta: firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Carlstrom (Presenters): email@example.com
Jessica Ellison (President): firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Hansen (Treasurer): email@example.com
Ron Hustvedt, Jr.: firstname.lastname@example.org
Crystal Johnson: email@example.com
Michelle Leba (Membership): firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Noet (Secretary): email@example.com
Joey Novacheck: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashley Roth: email@example.com
Emma Ryan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Traxler (Vice President, Exhibitors): email@example.com
Valerie Walker (Awards): firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Westpfahl: email@example.com
P. J. Wiggin (Presenters): firstname.lastname@example.org
Getting to Know Your MCSS Board
Fall Spotlight: Jennifer Hansen
School/Organization: Willow Creek Intermediate School/ Owatonna Public Schools
Position: Teaches 6th grade Social Studies and Language Arts
Social Studies Passion: My biggest passion is state history! Specifically the great state of Minnesota!
Challenges: The biggest challenge I face with regards to Social Studies is the shrinking time being dedicated to Social Studies in the elementary classroom. Due to the testing in other content areas like Reading, Math, and Science and the tend to focus on S.T.E.M. the Social Studies is being squeezed out of the classroom equation.
Favorite resource: I have lots of favorites, but here is my favorite: www.mnvideovault.org (All the great videos for Minnesota Studies without paying the prices for DVD copies.) You can stream them right to your classroom.
What do you love about MCSS? I love the passion for Social Studies that is shared among the members! Whether your content focus is Civics, History, Economics, or Geography there is something for everyone as a member of MCSS.