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We offer you many ways to stay connected! Find us on Facebook or sign up to get our monthly e-newsletters. You'll stay informed of the latest educational resources available for teachers across Wisconsin.

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Get essential information on National History Day contests, workshops and web resources.

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Society Education Staff

Need help? Have questions? The Education team is as close as your e-mail, telephone or snail mail. We'll brainstorm ideas for your home, classroom, campus, or district and help you make the most of Wisconsin history. We're here for your K12-Adult education needs.


Vaunce Ashby, Director of Education

 Vaunce Ashby, Director of Education

Vaunce Ashby

Director of Education



Contact Vaunce for information about:

  • Society-wide education programming
  • Increasing statewide impact for underserved and minority communities
  • Diversity and multicultural professional development opportunities


Kurt Griesemer, Coordinator of Primary Education

Kurt Griesemer, Coordinator of Primary Education

Kurt Griesemer

Coordinator of Primary Education



Contact Kurt for information about:

  • 4th grade history textbook, "Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story" and other books for young readers
  • Curriculum for K-5 educators
  • Professional development opportunities for K-5 educators



Ashleigh Herrera

Assistant Educator


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 Ashleigh Herrera, Assistant Educator 



Contact Ashleigh for information about:

  • Hands on History



Jenny Kalvaitis

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Jenny Kalvaitis, Coordinator of Secondary Education


Coordinator of Secondary Education 



Contact Jenny for information about:

  • National History Day
  • Society Library and Archives research field trips
  • Educational resources for middle- and high-school students
  • Professional development opportunities for teachers of 6th-12th grade students



Courtney Rodriguez

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Courtney Rodriguez, Assistant Coordinator of National History Day in Wisconsin


Assistant Coordinator of National History Day in Wisconsin



Contact Courtney for information about:

  • National History Day
  • Society Library and Archives research field trips







Tanika Wilson-Kromah, Coordinator of Adult Education

Tanika Apaloo, Coordinator of Adult Education

Tanika Apaloo

Coordinator of Adult Education



Contact Tanika for information about:

  • Speakers Bureau scheduling and information
  • Adult education programming
  • Professional development opportunities for adult educators


Wisconsin Historical Museum


Museum Education



Contact the Museum for information about:

  • Museum field trips
  • Museum educational programming
  • Tours at the Wisconsin Historical Museum on Madison's Capitol Square

Contact the Education Team

Wisconsin Historical Society
4th floor - 816 State Street
Madison, WI 53706

Have questions? Contact education@wisconsinhistory.org.