TCSS carries out its mission with a cadre of leaders and volunteers. Please consider becoming a leader in TCSS, whether as an elected officer or as a committee member.
TCSS elects a President-Elect, Vice-President, Parliamentarian, and At-Large Representatives in September via an online election held throughout the month. To express your interest in serving as an elected officer please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit a nomination.
TCSS 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 TCSS for 2 consecutive years prior to taking office in January of the year following election.
High School Representative - Required to be a current high school teacher in Texas.
Middle Level Representative - Required to be a current junior high school or middle school teacher in Texas.
Elementary Representative - Required to be a current elementary school teacher in Texas.
University Representative - Required to be a current college or university faculty member in Texas.
At-Large Representative - Required to be a member of TCSS prior to taking office in January of the year following election.
To serve on a committee please complete the TCSS 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 TCSS members for materials or training that will enrich social studies education.
The Special Awards Committee is responsible for bestowing merited honors on TCSS 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 TCSS 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 TCSS community.
The Finance Committee assists the treasurer with accounting and budgeting.