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2024 MDCSS Spring Conference Program

Please use the link below to access an electronic copy of the 2024 MDCSS Spring Conference: Many Voices, One Maryland program.

Keynote Speaker

Shannon Pugh, Ed. D. (NCBT)

Shannon Pugh is the Director of Community and School Programming for Anne Arundel County Public Schools in Annapolis, Maryland where she supervises Title I, Community Schools, and other programs and grants designed to support schools with high concentrations of poverty. Prior to assuming her current position, she held the positions of Manager of Academics and Strategic Initiatives and Secondary Social Studies Specialist. She is an adjunct faculty member at McDaniel College where she teaches courses in curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Shannon is a two-term member of the NCSS Board of Directors, serving as NCSS Vice President in 2020 and NCSS President in 2022. 

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Keynote Speaker

Drew Shuptar-Rayvis
Pekatawas MakataWai'U "Black Corn"

A true American of the mid-Atlantic region, he honors all of his ancestors as a practicing living historian and regularly participates in colonial era reenactments, interpretations and public educational events. In July 2021, Drew was elected by his Paramount Chief Norris Howard Senior and council member Norris Howard Junior as Cultural Ambassador of the Pocomoke Indian Nation of Maryland. Drew currently works as an Algonkian historical consultant with NAHC (New Amsterdam History Center) and for the Maryland State Archives as a contractual research and preservation specialist, working with tribal oral histories and lifeways.

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Conference Highlights

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Thank You to our 2024 Sponsors!

Thank You to all of the Vendors that shared resources with participants!

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