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OCSS Board

Executive Board: 2016-2017



President:  John M. Zingale

Middle school social studies at Vancouver iTech Preparatory.


Vice President:  Tim Hart

Social Studies teacher in Sheridan, Oregon at Faulconer-Chapman School.


Secretary Erin Porter
Program Manager, Reading Results, Portland Oregon

Treasurer Justin Wright
Classroom Teacher
Pacific Crest Community School

Past Treasurer – Cynthia Bayse
Educational Consultant

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Board Member / Newsletter Editor:  Sarah Warsaw

Activities Director, history, and leadership teacher at Summit High School in Bend, OR.

Board Member:  Kim Blair

Retired teacher of elementary students and teachers for 30 years.

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Board Member:  Marcus Wenzel

Teacher in the College of Education at Western Oregon University.

Board Member:  Michael Lindblad
Classroom Teacher
Gresham High School


Past President:  Sarah Segal

Sixth grade humanities at Hood River Middle School.

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Ken Carano
Assistant Professor of Education
Western Oregon University
Editor, Oregon Journal for the Social Studies


Past President:  Jo Sigmund
Founder and Teacher of the Emerson School, Portland

Past President – Shawn Daley
Assistant Professor of Education
Concordia University, Portland

Past President – Geoffrey Stuckart
Social Studies Teacher
Central Catholic High School, Portland

Denise Brock
Education Director, Oregon Historical Society
Oregon Historical Society Representative

Teresa Bulman
Associate Professor, Portland State University
Oregon Geographic Alliance Representative

Andrea Morgan
Social Science Specialist, ODE
Oregon Department of Education Representative

Gayle Thieman
Associate Professor of Education Portland State University
Past President, OCSS
Past President, NCSS