Social Studies Department

  • The Social Studies course offerings enable a student to acquire skills and develop understandings necessary for citizenship in our society. To achieve these goals, the department provides an extensive and flexible program through the four years of high school. A student has the opportunity to experience four years of Social Studies courses in geography, the histories, political sciences, economics, cultural studies and the behavioral sciences. The Social Studies are developed to aid you by:
    -    providing a wide range of courses which will allow you to fulfill the Social Studies credit requirement expected by most colleges and universities.
    -    preparing you with the skills you will need as a citizen in American society.
    -    providing you with ample exposure to local, national, and international current events.
    -    providing you with a sequential program of skill building in the following areas: writing, research, verbal discussion, reading, and critical thinking which will better prepare you to implement these communication skills in college and/or chosen career.
    The Social Studies are designed to accelerate basic academic skills that are a definite benefit in preparing for entrance to a college or university, in preparation for any career and in preparation for civic life. 

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Social Studies Department Photo

  • Social Studies Department
    First Row (left to right):  Georganne Gabrielli, Mike Ulreich, Sam Allen, Seth Brady, Sarah Braun, Lynne Hanley
    Second Row:  Todd Holmberg, student teacher, Mike Wilson, Dave Ashton, Rodney Ross, Letitia Zwickert, Rob Lugiai, Donna Mohn, Ed Bucz, Pat McCarthy
    Third Row: Randy Smith, Cindy Tilt, Mike Albiniak, Matt Zieman, Steve Stack, Miguel Silva, David Dahowski
    Not Pictured:  Mike Bochenski

Social Studies Staff Directory

First Name Last Name Voicemail 1(630) Email Classes Taught
Mike Albiniak 778-3102 Urban History
Sam Allen 778-3113 World History
David Ashton 778-3103 Dept. Chair, Modern American History
Mike Bochenski 420-6592 American Government, AP Government
Seth Brady 778-3110 Comparative Religions, Humanities Capstone, World Cultures
Sarah Braun 305-3118 World Cultures, World History
Maria Connell American Government, World Cultures
David Dahowski 778-3144 AP Economics
Georganne Gabrielli 579-7658 World Cultures
Lynne Hanley 778-3140 AP World History, World Cultures
Todd Holmberg 778-3123 Cultural Anthropology, World Cultures
Brad Ketchmark American Government
Robert Lugiai 778-3109 U.S. History
Pat McCarthy 420-6456 Administrative Asst.
Donna Mohn 778-3132 American Government, Contemporary Legal Issues
Randy Smith 778-3142 AP American Government, American Government
Steve Stack 548-4549 American Studies, U.S. History
Cindy Tilt 778-3136 AP Psychology, Psychology
Mike Ulreich 778-3147 American Studies, AP U.S. History
Mike Wilson 369-3153 Comparative Religions, Sociology, Urban History
Matt Zieman 420-3048 AP American Government, AP Psychology, Psychology
Letitia Zwickert 778-3153 World Cultures, AP Comparative Government