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Texas Council for the Social Studies

Working to provide Texas educators with professional learning, resources and support to strengthen social studies education and civic participation.
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Local Councils

Membership in your local council provides opportunities for collaboration with professionals in related fields who care about the future of social studies education in Texas. We encourage you to become an active member of your local council.  

If you would like to organize a local council in your area, TCSS is here to help. Download our local council checklist to learn more about getting started.  Email TCSS with questions or for more information. 

Capital Area (Austin area)

Jenae Hill

Cy-Fair Council (Northwest Houston)

Mary Smith

Donna Council (Rio Grande Valley)

Contact: Ramon Lopez


Twitter: @donna_css

Fort Worth Council

Teri Houston-Martin


Council Area: Fort Worth

Hill Country Council

Contact: Meghan Dougherty


Twitter: @HillCouncil

Facebook: Hill Country CSS

Council Area: Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown,

Pflugerville, Cedar Park

Houston Area Council

Dr. Debra Savage

Metroplex Council

Erica Weber

Plano CSS

Linda Ross

South East Council (Houston area)

Anita Lewis



Council Area: Houston, Pearland, Pasadena

Dear Park, Friendswood, Clear Lake, Webster, 

League City, Friendswood

Spring Branch Council (West Houston)

Sharon Owens

Staked Plains (Lubbock)

Stacy Acevedo

Stephen F. Austin Council (Nacogdoches)

Dr. Vicki Thomas

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