Social Studies Department

Mission Statement

Jackson-Reed Social Studies empowers students to become inquisitive, informed, and engaged participants in civic life. Social Studies is a core subject composed of civics, economics, geography, history, and other social sciences taught in every grade from 9-12 using methods that align to the best practices of each discipline.

Course Offerings

9th Grade:

  • World History I

10th Grade:

  • World History II

11th Grade:

  • US History
  • AP US History

12th Grade:

  • US Government
  • AP US Government
  • DC History and Government

Possible Electives:

  • Women's Studies
  • African American Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • African Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Model United Nations
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP Comparative Government
  • Social Issues

Staff

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Clarence Alston

Social Studies Teacher

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Aaron Besser

Social Studies Teacher

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Michele Bollinger

Social Studies Teacher

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Ashley Bryant

Social Studies Teacher

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Matthew Burgoyne

Social Studies Teacher

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Eduardo Canedo

Social Studies Teacher

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Patrick Cassidy

Social Studies Teacher

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Amanda Chang

Social Studies Teacher

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Nicole Felmus

Social Studies Teacher

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Esther Fitts

Social Studies Teacher

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Robert Geremia

Social Studies Teacher

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David Heckler

Social Studies Teacher/TLI

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Anthony McMillan

Social Studies Teacher

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Betty Mfalingundi

Social Studies Teacher

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Allegra Penny

Social Studies Teacher
Department Chair

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Margaret Pierce

Social Studies Teacher

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Naomi Winkelman

Social Studies Teacher