Our Organization

​The Tennessee Council for the Social Studies is a non-profit, professional association devoted to providing information, resources, and support for all those involved in social studies education. This includes K-12 teachers, supervisors of instruction, and college professors, in the various disciplines interested in and involved in the social studies.

Meet The Team

Joshua Kenna- President

Mark Finchum- Executive Director

Laura Simmons- Vice-President

David Huebner- Exhibit Coordinator

Jenny Shorten- Treasurer

Sherri Collie- Secretary

Michael Robinson- Website Manager

Leadership Team

Board of Directors

West Tennessee

Middle Tennessee

East Tennessee

  • Brandi M. Love

  • Michael Robinson

  • Jenny Shorten

  • Eddie Thompson

  • Chunmeka Wayne

  • James Akenson

  • Emily Barnes

  • Sherri Collie

  • David Huebner

  • Nicholas Knowles

  • Jeff Sellers

  • Laura Simmons

  • Linda Taylor

  • Patsy Brooks

  • ​Kurt Butefish

  • Mark Finchum 

  • Kristine Frailing

  • Dusty Helton

  • Joshua Kenna

  • Janis Adams Kyser

  • Alicia Laffoon

  • Gordon Sisk III

  • Noelle Smith

The Tennessee Council for the Social Studies is a proud affiliate of the

Contact Us

For questions concerning TCSS, please contact:

President: Dr. Joshua Kenna | jkenna@utk.edu       

Executive Director: Dr. Mark Finchum | finchum.mark@gmail.com

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