PCSS Directory


Jason Raia, Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge, Valley Forge, PA
[email protected] (Becomes Past President at end of Fall 2023 Board Meeting)


Georgette Hackman, Cocalico School District, Denver, PA
[email protected] (Becomes President at end of Fall 2023 Board Meeting)

Executive Secretary:

David Keller Trevaskis, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 222 Paxson Avenue, Glenside, PA 19038
717-571-7414 (c) [email protected]  (Term ends at end of Spring 2024 Board Meeting)

Recording Secretary:

Mark Previte, CUFA,
653 Aspen Lane, Duncansville, PA 16635
(C) 814-381-5092
Recording Secretary, Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies
(Term ends at end of Fall 2023 Board Meeting)

Past President:

Rachel Finley Bowman, Ph.D., Millersville University, [email protected] (Term ends at end of Fall 2023 Board Meeting)

Editor Emeritus, News and Views

Leo West, 11533 Clematis Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15235-3015, 412-243-8186 [email protected]

Editor, Social Studies Journal:

Jessica Schocker, Ph.D., Penn State Berks, PO Box 7009, Tulpehocken Road, Reading, PA 19610 610-396-6457 [email protected]



Conference Coordinator:

Jason Raia (See President-Elect)


Mark Previte, Ed.D., University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, 148A Biddle Hall, Johnstown, PA 15904, 814-269-7016, [email protected]

NCSS Representative:

Georgette Hackman, Cocalico School District, Denver, PA [email protected]

MSCSS Representative:

Kevin Allen Wagner, 623 W. Penn St., Carlisle, PA 17013 (w) 717-240-6800 x 26132 (cell) 717-756-7522
[email protected]

DIRECTORS 2020-2023 (Terms End During Fall 2023 Board Meeting)

Keith Bailey Bogota, Columbia [email protected]
Lindsay Bowman, Harrisburg Academy, (717) 763-7811 ext. 1302, [email protected]
Michael Perrotti, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair-Department of Education, California University of Pennsylvania, [email protected]
Beth Specker, Rendell Center for Civic and Government, [email protected]
Roberta West, Esq., School District of Philadelphia, [email protected]

DIRECTORS 2021-2024 (Terms End During Fall 2024 Board Meeting)

Marc Brasof, Ed.D., Arcadia University, Glenside, PA 19038 | (267) 620-4113 [email protected]
Harry Cooper, LEAP-Kids, (267) 218-6058 [email protected]
Alan Liebowitz, Esq., 341 Leedom Way, Newtown, PA 18940-2332 | (215)-317-6356 [email protected]
Amy Palo, Cornell School District, 724-396-9922 | [email protected]
Justin L. Reese, School District of Lancaster, Buchanan Elementary School, 340 South West End Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603 | (717) 291.6151; cell (717) 715.5576 [email protected]

DIRECTORS 2022-2025 (Terms Begin at Close of NCSS Conference; Terms End During Fall 2025 Board Meeting)

Deepak Bhagat, Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge, (610)-933-8825, [email protected]
Brian Foster, LEAP-Kids Youth Court Trainer,(267) 309-0062, [email protected]
Michael Hensinger, Museum of the American Revolution, 267.579.3470 | [email protected]
Kathy Smith, Esquire,  Chestnut Hill College, (215) 512-6412 | [email protected]
Stephen Torquato, Jr, Ed.D., Upper St. Clair High School, Pittsburgh, (724) 766-284, [email protected]


Awards and Scholarships Chris Zanoni (see Directors 2019-2022)
Conference Overall—Jason Raia, Ph.D. (See President)/Exhibits—Harry Cooper (See Directors 2021-24)
Grants Rachel Finley Bowman, Ph.D. (See Past-President)
Curriculum and Professional Concerns David Keller Trevaskis (See Executive Secretary)
Membership Jason Raia (See President)
Nominations Jason Raia (See President)
Publications Jessica Schocker, Ph.D. (See Editor, Social Studies Journal)
Digital Presence Webpage, David Trevaskis (See Executive Secretary)/Social Media, Keith Bailey (see Directors 2020-23)