Teacher Advisory Council


The National Constitution Center's Teacher Advisory Council supports the Center by sharing best practices for teaching constitutional and civic topics—looking at the intersection of U.S. history and current events—and advises the Center on programs and resources that would best support classroom instruction on constitutional fundamentals. Teachers on the advisory council are active and engaged educational professionals who advocate on behalf the National Constitution Center with outreach for programs like the live classes with our scholars and professional development opportunities.

Join the Teacher Advisory Council

The National Constitution Center is calling on you! We are looking for members of the classroom education field to join our Teacher Advisory Council. The council is open to educators who teach fifth grade to college level students from all types of school environments and locations. Members are asked to:

  • Participate in monthly online meetings and virtual student programs, such as Scholar Exchanges.
  • Advise the Center’s education team on new and additional resources that will best support teachers and students nationwide.
  • Advocate on behalf of the Center through social media posts, regional professional networks, and professional development workshops.

Members of the advisory council will have a voice in shaping our free online classes, and will receive a yearly stipend for their valuable time and professional advice. They can also join in our professional development opportunities that include prominent scholars and judges—including our Bill of Rights Virtual Summer Teacher Workshop, which will be available exclusively to Teacher Advisory Council members.

Interested in joining or finding out more? Complete our survey below. 

Apply

If you have any questions before or after applying, or if you need assistance with the application, please email [email protected].

Meet the Council Members

The advisory council includes over 200 teachers from 43 states and Washington, DC, in suburban, urban, and rural communities. Educators are from public, parochial, and charter schools; independent high schools and middle schools; as well as public and private colleges and universities. Educators on the council teach fifth through college level students and over half teach Advanced Placement classes. The National Constitution Center plans to continue expanding the Teacher Advisory Council with a goal of selecting 1,000 educators by 2023.

Brooke Allen, Macomb, MI

Brian Allman, Buckhannon, WV

Andrew Altman, Elkins Park, PA

Kate Ambrose, Philadelphia, PA

Debra Amon, Trenton, NJ

Leah Amos, Durham, NC

Susan Anderson, State College, PA

Juan Armijo, Las Cruces, NM

Vincent Badagliacca, Greenwich, CT

Kelly Bales, Lexington, KY

Kim Barben, Malvern, PA

Whitney Barnes, Lakewood, CO

Adena Barnette, Ripley, WV

Terrilisa Durham Bauknight, Newark, NJ

Molly Beck, Saint Louis, MO

Heather Belanger, Belmont, NH

Kara Belew, Andover, KS

Breanna Bellefontaine-Krupski, Standish, ME

Patti Benalayat, Purcellville, VA

Daniel Beneventano, Harrisburg, PA

Tomas Bennett, Orlando, FL

Alex Bennett, Purcellville, VA

Samantha Bentley, Rowesville , SC

Samantha Berk, Lansdowne, MD

Kirsten Bilbie, Pittsburgh, PA

Jennifer Bill, East Cleveland, OH

Claire Blankenfeld, Baltimore, MD

Chastity Bobo, Winter Haven, FL

Megan Boimann-Hennies, Fort Thomas, KY

Kristoffer Bonilla, Gretna, LA

Louis Bonsteel, Huntington Park, CA

Jeffrey Boogaard, Haddonfield, NJ

Richard Bordelon, New Orleans, LA

Bryan Boucher, Dallas, TX

Kristy Brasfield, Blytheville, AR

Ryan Bravata, Geismar, LA

Joseph Brubaker, Raeford, NC

John Buggeln, Culver, IN

Matthew Bunch, Key Biscayne, FL

Garrison Burchell, London, KY

Jeffrey Butch, Atglen, PA

Jeanine Butterworth-Green, Camden, NJ

Fabian Carballo, Bloomington, CA

Dianne Carter De Mayo, Gloucester, VA

Leann Cassidy, Middlebury, CT

Chris Cavanaugh, Bismarck, ND

Patrick Ciervo, Tooele, UT

Leticia Citizen, Beverly Hills, CA

Anthony Coggins, Holly, MI

Shari Conditt, Woodland, WA

Mark Conlon, Weirton, WV

Jennifer Connolly, Bronx, NY

Scott Conwell, Detroit, MI

Mike Cormack, Corning, IA

Cristal Cornelio, Teterboro, NJ

Tia Costello, Amesbury, MA

Justin Crews, Troy, OH

Marian Cronin-Connolly, Philadephia, PA

Jennifer Crotty, Warren, MI

Tomacine Crouch, Charlottesville, VA

Mattison Curran, Philadelphia, PA

Justin Daniels, Orange Park, FL

Harrison Daubitz, Minneapolis, MN

Jennifer Daugherty, Grand Prairie, TX

Lawrence David, Lexington, MA

Paula Decker, Newport News, VA

Jennifer Dedmon, Minden, NV

Brittany Defoe, Chandler, AZ

Ron Degregorio, Perrysburg, OH

Catherine Denshaw, Eaglevilel, PA

Justin Deplato, Pittsburgh, PA

Ku‘Uipo  Derego, Kailua, HI

Angel Derifield, Louisa, KY

Roberto Diaz, San Benito, TX

Robert Dodd, Staten Island, NY

Valda Dodson, Philadelphia, PA

Mark Drake, West Bend, WI

Audrey Dudley, Norristown, PA

Lori Dumerer, Carrollton, TX

David Edelman, Ny, NY

David Elbaum, Franklin Park, IL

Brandon Eldridge, Murfreesboro, TN

Justin Emrich, Galena, OH

Emily Ennis, Dallas, TX

Amanda Ernst, Lowell, MA

Christopher Evans, Chandler, AZ

Kelly Evans, Loveland, CO

Venna Everett, Montgomery, AL

Jennifer Faliveno Boyle, Denville, NJ

Ruth Farmakidis, Elyria, OH

Tracy Feighery, Atco, NJ

Bob Fenster, Hillsborough, NJ

Kim Ferraro, Lake Zurich, IL

Robert Ficano, Detroit, MI

Mario Fitzpatrick, Reno, NV

Rebecca Flavin, Waco, TX

Jaclyn Foster, Tuscaloosa, AL

Nicole Frazer, Rockford, IL

Margaret Friedrich, Philadelphia, PA

Bryan Fritz, Plymouth, OH

Alishia Gaston, Valdosta, GA

Kurt Gates, Liberty, MO

Kelly Gauntt, Willingboro, NJ

Barbara Gazda, Hartland, MI

Katharine Gengo, Denton, TX

Keri Giannotti, Bloomfield, NJ

Sarah Gillespie, Mountain Lakes, NJ

Michael Gillette, Boerne, TX

Amy Glascock, Westminster, MD

Erica Golle, Teterboro, NJ

David Gordon, Mahopac, NY

Robin Grenz, Winter Park, FL

Shaunna Grishaw, Chesterfield, VA

Amanda Groen, Bala Cynwyd, PA

Kenneth Gwyn, Dallas, TX

Georgette Hackman, Denver, PA

Katherine Hagee, San Anselmo, CA

Erin Haley, West Chester, PA

Michele Halloran, Pittsburgh, PA

Michael Hamilton, Wahiawa, NI

Joe Harmon, New Bethlehem, PA

Rory Hart, Princeton, NJ

Audi Hecht, Hollis, NY

Dusty Helton, Pigeon Forge, TN

Cameron Helvey, Princeton, NJ

Joshua Henry, Mclean, VA

Aurea Hernandez-Webster, New York, NY

Julie Hershenberg, Carrollton, TX

Anne Hester, Lehigh Acres, FL

Michelle Higgins, Walla Walla, WA

Marcee Hinds, Mobile, AL

Robert Hobgood, Cameron, NC

Michael Horwits, Philadelphia, PA

Judi Houpert, East Hartford, CT

Marilyn Howard, Columbus, OH

Matt Hubacher, Mooresville, NC

Ben Hubing, Greendale, WI

Kimberly Huelsman, Orland Park, IL

Kimberly Huffman, Smithville, OH

Megan Huitt, Newberg, OR

Aaron Hull, Greenwich, CT

Christopher Hurd, Boonton, NJ

Alyssa Imler, Pittsburgh, PA

Kevin Jackson, Petaluma, CA

Emily Jacobs, Carpentersville, IL

Claudine James, Malvern, AR

Jaclyn Jecha, New Berlin, WI

Elizabeth H. Jelliffe Messinger, Stamford, CT

Katie Jensen, Minden, NV

Jessica Johns, Gloucester, VA

Valerie Johnson, Baltimore, MD

Faye Johnson, Camden, NJ

Norma Johnson, Rockville, MD

Chris Jones, Alexandria, VA

Jaci Jones, Iselin, NJ

Silvina Jover, Las Vegas, NV

Donald Kaplan, New Hope, PA

Caryn Keller, Teaneck, NJ

Robert Kelly, O'Neals, CA

Ryan Kelly, Sewickley, PA

Chris Kemp, Wichita, KS

David Kendrick, Statham, GA

Brian Kennedy, East Peoria, IL

David Kenyon, Fairfield, CA

Amanda Killough, Wetumpka, AL

Andy Klinker, Piketon, OH

Jeanne Knudsen, Middle Island, NY

Brian Kors, Philadelphia, PA

Will Kramer, Livonia, MI

Ray Kresge, Philadelphia, PA

Dedric Lee, Hillsboro, MO

Judy Lee, Staten Island, NY

Andrea Lehman, Erie, PA

Caylyn Lemaster, Ashland, KY

Nancie Lindblom, Mesa, AZ

Jennifer Lorenzo, Nyack, NY

Therese Lowrie, Glendora, CA

Zachary Macintosh, Troy, MI

Lois Macmillan, Grants Pass, OR

Andrew Magis, Hinckley, IL

Mark Malone, Cumberland, MD

Andrea Maples, Silver Spring, MD

Dr. Michele Mar, Miami, FL

Laurie Marks, Weston, FL

Brittany Marrs, Magnolia, TX

Yulinda Marshall, Baton Rouge, LA

Michael Martirone, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Nancy Marvel, Wilmington, DE

Genie Massey, Frostburg, MD

Magdalena Mata, Boerne, TX

Lisa Mayer, Paramus, NJ

Colleen Mccormick, Burlington, NJ

Mary T Mccullagh, Miami, FL

Jason Mccullough, Lexington, SC

Elizabeth Anne Mcgowin, Homewood, AL

Allyson Mcnaboe, Philippi, WV

Michele Medek, Hazle Township, PA

Travis Miller, Citrus Heights, CA

Micky Miller, Corydon, IN

Brian Milliron, Whitehall, MI

Justin Mitchell, Franklin, KY

Cara Mizak, Woodstock, CT

Amanda Montgomery, Suwanee, GA

Bryan Moore, Horsham, PA

Jennifer Morgan, West Salem, WI

Rebekkah Morrow, Okc And Ft. Sill, OK

Vicente Morua, Doral, FL

Priscilla Mota, San Antonio, TX

Mary Moulton, Vernal, UT

Ron Nash, Springfield And Berkeley Heights, NJ

David Nasser, Brooklyn, NY

Michelle Natale, Catonsville, MD

Michelle Nelin-Maruani, Aberdeen, SD

Stephanie Nelson, Tukwila, WA

Rachel Newman, Philadelphia, PA

Joshua Tyler Nice, Springfield, OR

Allie Niese, Chicago, IL

Stephanie Norris, Bartlett, TN

Jacqueline Norris, Dubois, PA

Rob Noteboom, Redmond, WA

Lisa Nothstein, Dover, DE

Steven O'Hara, Great Meadows, NJ

Kimberly O'Hara Nunez, Ontario, CA

Shannon O'Neill, Portsmouth, VA

Mark Oppe, Fairbanks, AK

Anne O'Renick, Green Cove Springs, FL

Andrew Orzel, Alexandria, VA

Kevan Ottochian, Warwick, NY

Shamonda Owens, Saint Louis, MO

Anthony Paletta, Whitehall, OH

Amy Palo, Coraopolis, PA

Matt Pelc, Kissimmee, FL

Janelle Pena, Miami, FL

Amanda Peters, Frisco, TX

Erin Peters, Pacifica, CA

Daniel Petri, Washington Dc, DC

Jo Phillips, Ripley, WV

Drew Pinter, Auburn, MI

Jacqueline Pope Brothers, Salem, OR

Ashley Puls, East Longmeadow, MA

John Quesenberry, Beckley, WV

Kathleen Quinn, Elkridge, MD

Liz Ramos, Alta Loma, CA

Katherine Rand, Victorville, CA

Dylan Ravdin, New York, NY

Nicole Reale, Winter Springs, FL

Kevin Reichardt, St Louis, MO

Christopher Reid, Stafford, TX

Jennifer Reidel, Bellingham, WA

Juan Resendez, Irvine, CA

Kamina Richardson, Philadelphia, PA

Chelsea Ritchey, East Cleveland, OH

Keith Robinson, Baltimore , OH

Sharon Rodriguez, San Antonio, TX

Pamela Romanchuk, West Orange, NJ

Tiffany Roots, Fort Worth, TX

Amy Rottura, Wilmington, DE

David Sahr, Washington, DC

Nathan Salamone, Philadelphia, PA

Janet Sampson, Pittstown, NJ

Iris Sanchez-Ruiz, Doral, FL

Natalie Santana, Lodi, CA

Colleen Scalo, Woodbridge, VA

Maria Scandariato, Chicago, IL

Jeanne Schierstedt, Racine, WI

Pete Schlieker, Big Pine, CA

Landen Schmeichel, Bismarck, ND

Kurt Schmidt, Clinton Township, MI

Jennifer Schneider, Philadelphia, PA

Molly Schneider, Private, OH

Leigh Ann Schroeder, Bettendorf, IA

Jeff Scott, Trenton, GA

Sabrina Sears, Beckley, WV

Kellye Self, Hoover, AL

Kim Sergent, Hazard, KY

Danielle Seymour, Mobile, AL

Meg Shadid, Olathe, KS

Allison Sheridan, Deltona, FL

Sarah Sherman, West Palm Beach, FL

Richard Shock, Baltimore, MD

Jonathan Shulman, La Jolla, CA

Maria Skala, Anchorage, AK

Jo-Ann Slater, Newark, DE

Stephanie Sleeper, Jericho, VT

Emily Slomski, New York, NY

Valasta Smith, Avalon, TX

Lisa Smith, Grapevine, TX

Carolyn Smith, Kennett Square, PA

Rachel Smith, Orlando, FL

Kimberly Sparks, Pleasantville, NJ

Patrick Sprinkle, New York, NY

Cody Stafford, Kennett Square, PA

John Staudt, Old Westbury & Hempstead, NY

Meghan Steffanci, Mays Landing, NJ

Erin Stevenson, East Providence, RI

Ed Sugden, Los Angeles, CA

Andrew Swan, Newton, MA

Clayton Sweeney, Homewood City Schools, AL

Michael Swope, Livonia, MI

Erica Talbot, East Cleveland, OH

Catherine Talento, Georgetown, TX

Mark Tenhundfeld, Mobile, AL

Julie Thoma-Data, Houston, TX

Brian Thompson, Folsom, PA

Megan Thompson, Osseo, MN

Melissa Tracy, Wilmington, DE

Paul Trevizo, Dallas, TX

Marc Turner, Chapin, SC

Nathan Tyler, East Dubuque, IL

Cynthia Unmack, Sacramento, CA

Claire Vacanti, Phoenix, AZ

Gabriel Valdez, Fort Worth, TX

Richard Vanden Bosch, Hickman, CA

Christine Viszoki, Monroe Township, NJ

Alisha Walker, Birmingham City Schools, AL

Anne Walker, Manassas, VA

Vickie Walsh, Laguna Niguel, CA

Don Walters, Coeur D'Alene, ID

Barbara Waltsgott, Mobile, AL

Mary Ward, Kaneohe, HI

James Washburn, Skillman, NJ

Rhonda Watton, Sussex, WI

Cary Waxler, Barrington, IL

Linda Weissman, New York, NY

Jennifer Welch, Passaic, NJ

Joseph Welch, Pittsburgh, PA

Cody Wells, Brookville, PA

Wesley Wells, Stevensville, MT

Ryan Werenka, Troy, MI

Maryellen Wessels, Merrimack, NH

Donald Whitaker, Inverness, FL

Lee White, Winthrop, IA

Geoff Wickersham, Beverly Hills, MI

Victoria Williams, Cooper City, FL

Sue Witmer, Manchester, PA

James Woodbury, Cambridge, MN

Portia Worthy, Bolingbrook, IL

Neal Young, Fairfield, ME

Ashley Zeserman, Philadelphia, PA