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

WILL ARMON,Ph.D., President

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


Rob Good, Ph.D., Vice President

Retired Ladue Horton-Watkins High School

Adjunct Professor of Education, UMSL

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

Areas: U.S. History, Social Justice, Multicultural Issues in Education



Retired from Francis Howell North High School, Social Studies Department

M.A. University of Missouri, St. Louis

NBCT Social Studies

Areas: AP Psychology, Modern World History, Twentieth Century U.S. History



Kirkwood High School, Social Studies Department

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

M.A. Secondary Education, U. of Missouri-St. Louis


JOAN MUSBACH, Conference director

Retired, Ladue School District, Middle School

NCHE State Representative

Adjunct Professor of Education, Webster University

M.A.T. History Education, Northwestern University

Areas: American History, Teacher Education


Jason Asher

St. Dominic High School, Social Studies Department



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


Gary McKiddy, Ph.D.

St. Charles Community College



St. Louis University High School, Social Studies Department

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

M.A. European History, St. Louis University

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


Nick Sacco

Director of Education, Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, NPS



St. Louis Public Schools, Consultant Teacher

NBCT Social Studies

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

M.A. Educational Leadership, Maryville University

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


Emily Wegner

Lee's Summit School District, Social Studies Curriculum Coordinator