Contact

SARAH ASCHBRENNER. Sarah is a co-coordinator of National History Day in Minnesota. She can answer a variety questions about the History Day program, workshops, and ways for you to bring History Day into your classroom. Sarah can also answer questions about the statewide program, curriculum materials and workshops, State History Day, and Minnesota's participation in the NHD national contest. Sarah also works with History Day students and teachers in central Minnesota. She can also help answer questions about the Northeast Regional. Email Sarah or call her at 651-259-3489. 

CYRUS "CY" HAIR. Cyrus is a Macalester grad and works with History Day teachers and students in west central and northwest Minnesota. Email Cyrus or call him at 651-259-3429 with questions about Topical Prizes, the West Central, Northwest, or Metro Junior East Regional contest. 

TIM HOOGLAND. Tim (aka Mr. History) is a co-coordinator of National History Day in Minnesota and Instructor of History at the University of Minnesota. He has worked with History Day in Minnesota for the past 30 years and manages program services and resources at the University. Email Tim if you have questions about University resources, campus engagement programs, alumni, fundraising, or the U of M mentor program.

JOHN "ACTION" JACKSON. Action works with History Day teachers and students in the St. Paul Public School District. Email Action or call him at 651-259-3426 with questions about media resources, the District contest for the St. Paul Public School District, or the Metro Junior West Regional.
 
MATT KING. Matt will be working with History Day staff throughout the year to help with library events and competitions. Email Matt.  

JOHN LITTLE. John is the History Day TA at the University of Minnesota and works with the mentors from the U of M. He can be reached via the general History Day email for the U of M.  

SAMMI JO PAPAS (CORYELL). Sammi Jo coordinates the History Day library programs, like Hullabaloos and research field trips. She also works with college-aged mentors working in History Day schools and with schools in the southwestern, southeastern and south central part of the state and coordinates the Southwest, Southeast, South Central, and Metro Junior Central Regional eventsEmail Sammi Jo or call her at 651-259-3439 with questions about library programs, mentors, or the Southwest, Southeast, South Central, or Metro Junior Central Regional events.

BRITTANY PINALES. Brittany works with History Day teachers and students in the Minneapolis Public School District. Email Brittany or call her at 651-259-3428 with questions about ELL resources, the District contest for the Minneapolis Public School District, or the Metro Senior Regional.

GABE REESE. Gabe is returning for another year and working with History Day staff on classroom visits, library events, and competitions. Email Gabe.   

HEATHER WARES. Heather is a History TA at the University of Minnesota and works closely with the library - helping lead research field trips and library guides. She can be reached via the general History Day email for the U of M. 

TORRIE WHITE.  Torrie works with History Day summer and outreach programs associated with History Day, as well as with select History Day schools in Minnesota. Email Torrie or call her at 651-259-3443 with questions about History Day summer or outreach programs, invoicing, or the History Day Research Paper contest.

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