Virginia Council for the Social Studies 



The goals of the Virginia Council for the Social Studies are to foster professional growth, develop communication among stakeholders in the social studies community, and to promote the teaching of social studies in Virginia, the United States, and the international sphere. The Virginia Council of the Social Studies is an affiliate with the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS).

Mission:  The Virginia Council for the Social Studies engages and supports Virginia educators in advocating and strengthening social studies.




Katie Blomquist

Vice President:
Bill O'Sick

Treasurer & Membership Chair:
Matthew Atkinson

Amy Tomasulo

Legislative Liaison, Southside, and New River Valley:
Bill O'Sick

Northern Virginia Representative:

Kris Petersen

Central Virginia Representatives:
Sarah McDermott (Independent Council)

Matt Atkinson

Tidewater Representatives:
India Meissel

Meridith Breen

Western Virginia Representative:
Lucas Roadcap

Past President:

Wesley Hedgepeth

Government and Public Relations:
Celina Pierrottet

Lucas Roadcap

Bill O'Sick