Contact

The History Day staff is here to help. Contact us at anytime with any questions!

State Office Staff:

SARAH ASCHBRENNER. Sarah is the coordinator of National History Day in Minnesota. She can answer a variety of questions about all things History Day. Email Sarah or call her at 651-259-3489 with questions or specifically about:

  • The statewide program
  • Curriculum materials
  • Workshops
  • Alumni
  • Fundraising
  • Research Paper contest
  • State History Day
  • Minnesota's participation in the NHD National Contest.

ANGIE DREHMEL. Angie works with teachers throughout the metro area and in the West Central region. Email Angie with questions about:

  • West Central Regional event

GRETCHEN HOVAN. Gretchen is a former classroom teacher. She coordinates Library Programs, summer programs, and works with schools in the southern regions. Email Gretchen or call her at 651-259-3443 with questions about:

  • Library Programs (Hullabaloos and Research Field Trips)
  • South Central Regional event
  • Southeast Regional event
  • Summer Programs

JOHN "ACTION" JACKSON. Action works with History Day teachers and students in the St. Paul Public School District and summer programs. Email Action or call him at 651-259-3426 with questions about:

  • Media resources
  • St. Paul Public School District Regional event
  • Metro Junior West Regional event
  • Summer Programs

JLOR. JLor works with History Day teachers and students in the Northwest and Central regions, and summer programs. Email JLor or call her at 651-259-3429 with questions about:

  • Northwest Regional event
  • Central Regional event
  • Metro Junior East Regional event
  • Summer Programs

SAMMI JO PAPAS. Sammi Jo coordinates the statewide Mentor Program and oversees Regional contests. Email Sammi Jo or call her at 651-259-3439 with questions about:

  • Metro Junior Central Regional event
  • Northeast Regional event
  • College-age Mentor Program
  • Contest Invoicing
  • History Day Products

BRITTANY PINALES. Brittany works with teachers and students in the Minneapolis Public School District. Email Brittany or call her at 651-259-3428 with questions about:

  • ELL Resources
  • Minneapolis Public School District Regional event
  • Metro Senior Regional event
  • Summer Programs

Classroom Outreach Staff:

SUE DENIO. Sue is a retired History Day teacher who conducts classroom visits to schools in the Northeast region. Email Sue if you are in this area and would like a classroom visit.

GRACE DUXBURY. Grace graduated from Concordia-Moorhead with a BA in history and is an interpreter at the Charles Lindbergh house in Little Falls. Grace conducts classroom visits to schools in the Central region. Email Grace if you are in this area and would like a classroom visit.

National History Day in Minnesota is sponsored by the Minnesota Historical Society and the University of Minnesota, Department of History
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