Name: Christine Kadonsky
Position sought: North Central Delegate
Educational background / past involvement in social studies education:Christine
Kadonsky has taught U.S. History at Wausau West High School for ten years.
Kadonsky has served on the WCSS Executive Board for nine years and currently
serves as Awards Committee Chair. Since 2006, Kadonsky has participated in
twelve summer teacher institutes out-of-state and abroad. In Summer 2010, she
served as the James Madison Congressional Fellow and worked for Representative
Bobby Scott (VA), conducting research on education issues. Kadonsky was
recognized with three teaching awards in 2010. Kadonsky was selected as the
Wisconsin History Teacher of Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American
History. She was selected as the Oregon-California Trail Association Outstanding
Educator. Kadonsky won third place in the Civil War Lesson Plan Contest sponsored
by the Civil War Trust. Kadonsky believes in the importance of advocating for
social studies education at the state and national levels.
What directions / improvements would you like to see for WCSS? The
Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies must continue to be the "public face" of
social studies education in Wisconsin. The WCSS Executive Board members should
continue to educate WCSS members about issues related to social studies
education at the state and national level. The WCSS Executive Board Members
should advocate for social studies education and work closely with the DPI. I
believe that WCSS should continue to sponsor a professional annual conference.
The WCSS Executive Board members should maintain the quality of the WCSS
publications and website.