Social Studies

The overall objective of the Social Studies department is to help each student develop to the limit of his or her ability into an independent thinker and a responsible citizen of a democratic society.  More specifically, all social studies courses, both required and elective, strive to

  • develop the acquisition of knowledge about subject areas such as history, government or psychology
  • develop participatory learning skills such as reading, writing, listening, and speaking
  • develop analytical reasoning abilities (movement from concrete to abstract); and
  • promote personal development, particularly growth in self knowledge and self-esteem.

The Social Studies department offers courses to meet the needs of college bound students and students planning to enter the work world after high school.  Elective courses are open to all junior and senior students.  Students are encouraged to consider courses carefully and to consult with their Social Studies teachers and/or the counselors for help in selecting courses appropriate to their interests, needs, and abilities.  Click here to view details about all of our electives.


Staff

Lauren Berg

Faculty, DGS - Social Studies

  • (630) 795-8857

Brian Caldwell

Faculty, DGS - Social Studies

  • 630-795-8856

Kristyn Campos

Faculty, DGS - Social Studies

  • 630-795-8855

James Chochole

Faculty, DGS - Social Studies

  • 630-795-8850

James Crider

Faculty, DGS - Social Studies

  • (630) 795-8843

Tracy Culcasi

Faculty, DGS - Social Studies

  • (630) 795-8848

Jordan DeLay

Faculty, DGS - Social Studies

  • 630-795-8846

Christopher Esposito

Faculty, DGS - Social Studies

  • (630) 795-8840

Robyn Fardy

Faculty, DGS - Social Studies

  • (630) 795-8842

Carolyn Flores

Faculty, DGS - Social Studies

  • (630) 795-8861

Derek Hoovel

Faculty, DGS - Social Studies

  • 630-795-8853

Linda Kirby

Secretary, DGS - Social Studies

  • (630) 795-8840

Nicole Lansu

Faculty, DGS - Social Studies

  • 630-795-8858

Brennan Lazzaretto

Faculty, DGS - Social Studies

  • 630-795-8845

Gregory Maloney

Faculty, DGS - Social Studies

  • 630-795-8851

Elaine Marinakos

Faculty, DGS - Social Studies

  • 630-795-8537

John May

Faculty, DGS - Social Studies

  • 630-795-8859

Kathleen Meeks

Faculty, DGS - Social Studies

  • 630-795-8860

Kimberly Pazdan

Faculty, DGS - Social Studies

  • 630-795-8536

Motti Pikelny

Faculty, DGS - Social Studies

  • 630-795-8847

Laura Rodey

Faculty, DGS - Social Studies

  • 630-795-8820

Bryan Szweda

Faculty, DGS - Social Studies

  • 630-795-8862

Information

Department Chair
Christopher Esposito

Department Secretary
Linda Kirby

Department Office
Room D272
630-795-8840