TXCSS carries out its mission with a cadre of leaders and volunteers. Please consider becoming a leader in TXCSS, whether as an elected officer or as a committee member. If you have questions about being an election candidate please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
✅Please indicate your interest in being a candidate for TXCSS leadership in 2023 by completing this form.
TXCSS Elected Positions
President-Elect - This is a three-year commitment in which you would serve one year term as president-elect, one year term as president, and one year term as past president.
Vice President - One year term; shall preside in the absence of the President and shall serve as Chairperson of the Membership Committee.
Parliamentarian - The Parliamentarian shall advise the President and other officers, committees, and members of parliamentary procedure. The Parliamentarian shall serve as Chairperson of the Constitution Committee.
Members at Large - Elected to 2-year staggered terms; required to be a member of TXCSS for 2 consecutive years prior to taking office in January of the year following election.
High School Representative - Open to current high school social studies teachers or support specialists in high schools social studies. Serves on the Membership Committee.
Middle Level Representative - Open to current middle school or junior high social studies teachers or support specialists in middle school or junior high schools social studies. Serves on the Membership Committee.
Elementary Representative - Open to current elementary teachers or support specialists in elementary social studies. Serves on the Membership Committee.
University Representative - Required to be a current college or university faculty member in Texas. Serves on the Membership Committee
At-Large Representative - Required to be a member of TXCSS prior to taking office in January of the year following election.
To serve on a committee please complete the TXCSS Committee Preference form to express your interest. Below is a short description of the duties of the various TCSS Committees.
The Conference Committee is responsible for coordinating and executing the conference in conjunction with the Executive Committee. The Constitution Committee reviews the Constitution to determine whether revisions are necessary and makes appropriate recommendations to the Executive Board.
The Advocacy Committee has the responsibility of making recommendations to the Executive Board on matters relating to Social Studies advocacy.
The Membership Committee is responsible for promoting membership.
The Nominations and Elections Committee Is responsible for recruiting leadership candidates and conducting the election.
The Publications Committee is responsible for the guidelines, printing, and dissemination of the Council's publications.
The Scholarship Committee is responsible for bestowing scholarship funds upon two students who can be high school seniors or college students whose goal is to pursue a degree in social studies education and to award grants to current TXCSS members for materials or training that will enrich social studies education.
The Special Awards Committee is responsible for bestowing merited honors on TXCSS members who are selected to receive its annual awards.
The Professional Learning Committee monitors the State Board of Educators Certification on teacher standards, informs Texas pre-service and in-service educators of professional learning opportunities, and coordinates professional learning opportunities for TXCSS members.
The Digital Experience Committee works to enhance the user experience and online health of the organization through the development of a data informed strategy to understand the needs of our users, curate valuable content, evaluate website usability, monitor social media engagement, and gather feedback from the TXCSS community.
The Finance Committee assists the treasurer with accounting and budgeting.