Having been officially founded by a teacher, several members of HAMUN’s Board of Governors are teachers that over many years have demonstrated a deep commitment to its mission. They have managed and run successful MUN  organizations at their schools for many years.

For teachers that are new to or interested in HAMUN, the teachers named below are great points of contact for any questions or concerns you may have in bringing a MUN program to your school — from getting a MUN organization off the ground, to ensuring its longevity, to incorporating it into a classroom. They bring the critical perspective of the high school sponsor to HAMUN. While we can provide you with our solutions to problems your school may have, these experienced sponsors have unique experience and would like to help you with concerns you may have.

Valerie Harleson

  • Westchester Academy for International Studies, Spring Branch ISD
  • Email: vrharelson@gmail.com

With over 15 years of MUN, Valerie is the IB Diploma Programme Coordinator at Westchester and teaches IB History.

Wendall Zartman

  • St. John’s School
  • Email: wzartman@sjs.org

Wendall is the Chair of the History Department at St. John’s and has over 15 years of MUN experience.