About the Authors – Teaching Social Studies, Vol. 20, No. 1, Winter-Spring 2020

About the Authors
Jessica Acee is the Student Leadership Coordinator at St. Mary’s Academy in Portland, Oregon.

Georgia Belesis is a teacher and adjunct lecturer at Forest Hills High School and Queens College in Queens, NY.

Andy Beutel has been teaching middle school social studies for 13 years. He presents and writes about the challenges and possibilities of critical teaching and learning in an affluent public school.

Mitchell Bickman is the social studies K-12 director in the Oceanside, New York school district.

Hank Bitten is the Executive Director of the New Jersey Council for the Social Studies.

Michael Catelli is the K-12 Supervisor of Social Studies, World Language, and ESL at the Somerset Hills School District in Bernardsville, NJ having been in education for over ten years. Michael works with staff at all grade levels to design instructional strategies and programs.

Sean Demarest is a preservice educator at Rider University.

Scott Eckers is the chair of the social studies department at The Wheatley School in East Williston, NY.

Julianna Ezzo is a preservice educator at Rider University.

Nora Flanagan is anEnglish teacher at Northside College Preparatory High School in Chicago.

Dr. Russell Hammack is an Assistant Professor of Secondary Education at Jacksonville State University.

Dr. Lisa H. Matherson is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the College of Education at The University of Alabama.

Dawn McShane is an award-winning social studies teacher at the ABGS Middle School in Hempstead, NY.

Jamie Megee is a preservice educator at Rider University.

John O’Leary is an eighth grade Social Studies teacher and has been teaching in the Flemington-Raritan School District for seven years, focusing on building active citizenship skills with his students.

LynnAnn Perlin is a social studies teacher at Sayville (NY) High School.

Ryan Pierson is a student at Hillsborough High School in Hillsborough, New Jersey.

Taina Santiago is a preservice educator at Rider University. 

Lindsay Schubiner is the Program Director at the Western States Center, Portland, Oregon.

Alan Singer is the director of social studies education at Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York.

Stephanie Skier is a social studies teacher atDemocracy Prep/Harlem Prep High School.

Kyle Stapinski is a preservice educator at Rider University.

Ben Szczepanik is a preservice educator at Rider University. 

April Francis Taylor is a middle school teacher and the Director of Student Life in the Mamaroneck (NY) School District. 

Dr. Elizabeth K. Wilson serves as Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Social Studies and Literacy Education in the College of Education at The University of Alabama.

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