Mission Statement

The Missouri Council for History Education, an independent statewide organization,

  • Encourages and promotes the development and implementation of effective history curricula
  • Works to advance professional collaboration among history educators at all levels of education
  • Organizes an annual conference of history educators designed to promote the mission of the organization
  • Supports the principles of the National Council for History Education

 

MOCHE is a 501(c) non-profit organization whose mission is to support effective teaching in Missouri social studies classrooms. We are a professional organization whose members include K-12 teachers, university professors, professional historians, and education leaders from across the state.   

MOCHE's Constitution and By-Laws


Board of Directors

GARY MCKIDDY, PH.D., PRESIDENT

St. Charles Community College, History Department 

City of St. Charles Schools, Retired

Ph.D. History, Illinois State University 

Areas: Islamic World; East Asia; Curriculum Development; Critical Thinking; Historic Research

FRANCINE DAVIS, VICE PRESIDENT

Francis Howell Schools, Retired

WILL ARMON, SECRETARY

Chaminade College Preparatory School, Social Studies Department

Ph.D. Education Policy, U. of Missouri-St. Louis

M.A. Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction, U. of Missouri-Columbia

Areas: American History; American Government

ANGELA ScHEER, TREASURER

Kirkwood High School, Social Studies Department

M.A. American History, U. of Missouri-St. Louis

DEBORAH SCHMIDT

St. Louis Public Schools, Consultant Teacher

NBCT Social Studies

MA Educational Leadership, Maryville University

MA American History, U. of Missouri-St. Louis

Joni Patton

Parkway Central High School (Parkway School District), Social Studies Department

M.A. History, Western Illinois University; Educ. Cert., Washington University

Areas: Ancient Civilizations; Europe to 1900; Ottoman Empire; early Colonial America; curriculum development; student engagement in historical inquiry

FLANNERY BURKE, PH.D.

Saint Louis University, Department of History

Ph.D. History, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Areas: History of the American West, Environmental, Gender, Historical Thinking

Russell Henderson, Ph.D.

East Central Community College, Union, MO

Ph.D. History, University of Mississippi

TIMOTHY O'NEIL

St. Louis University High School, Social Studies Department

M.A.E. Secondary Education, Truman State University

M.A. Modern European History, St. Louis University

Areas: Historical Thinking, AP World History, Modern Europe, Anthropology

JOAN MUSBACH

NCHE State Representative

Adjunct Professor of Education, Webster University

Ladue School District, Retired

M.A.T. History Education, Northwestern University

Areas: American History, Teacher Education

Diane Weber

Director of Education, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

Rob Good, Ph.D.

Ladue Horton-Watkins High School

Adjunct Professor of Education, UMSL

Ph.D. Education, University of Missouri at Saint Louis

Areas: Social Justice, Multicultural Issues in Education

Shante Lyons, Ph.D.

Ladue Horton-Watkins High School

Ph.D Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, UMSL

Areas: African-American Studies, Africana Studies, Curriculum Development