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Social Studies

The District 86 Social Studies program believes in supporting and challenging our students to grow personally, intellectually and civically by providing a curriculum which reflects student identities and nurtures critical thinking, mindful inquiry, clear communication, and informed action.  In order to create a more equitable world, we strive to prepare our students to engage in a rapidly changing and diverse society by encouraging students to empathize with others and to understand multiple perspectives.

Social Studies Department Staff

Arpan Chokshi

Titles: Social Studies Teacher
Locations: Central
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 630-570-8539

Peter DeRousse

Titles: World Languages Teacher
Locations: Central, South
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 630-468-4392

Jeanne Donaldson

Titles: Social Studies Teacher
Locations: Central
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 630-570-8544

Vince Doran

Titles: Business Education Teacher
Locations: Central, South
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 630-468-4283

Christine Ferrone

Titles: Social Studies Teacher
Locations: Central
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 630-570-8547

Erin Fratella

Titles: Social Studies Teacher
Locations: Central
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Work: 630-570-8558

Christopher Freiler

Titles: Social Studies Teacher
Locations: Central
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Work: 630-570-8549

Benjamin Goodell

Titles: Social Studies Teacher
Locations: Central, South
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Michael Gross

Titles: Special Education Teacher
Locations: Central, South
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 630-468-4336

Jennifer Hafner

Titles: Social Studies Teacher
Locations: Central
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Work: 630-570-8561

Alex Hipskind

Titles: Social Studies Teacher
Locations: Central
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Work: 630-570-8551

Christian Korfist

Titles: Social Studies Teacher
Locations: Central
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Work: 630-570-8553

Andrew Laux

Titles: Social Studies Teacher
Locations: Central
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Work: 630-570-8554

Noah Lawrence

Titles: Social Studies Teacher
Locations: Central
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 630-570-8563

Kathy Lencioni

Titles: Social Studies Department Chair
Locations: Central, South, Admin
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 630-468-4542

Mark Meyer

Titles: Social Studies Department Chair
Locations: Central
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 630-570-8540

Brian Mitchell

Titles: Social Studies Teacher
Locations: Central
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 630-570-8542

John Naisbitt

Titles: Social Studies Teacher
Locations: Central
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 630-570-8556

Martin Nelson

Titles: Social Studies Teacher
Locations: Central, South
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Work: 630-468-4544

Daniel Otahal

Titles: Social Studies Teacher
Locations: Central
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 630-570-8557

Kelly Owens

Titles: Social Studies Teacher
Locations: Central
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Work: 630-570-8234

Kirsten Parsons

Titles: Administrative Assistant
Locations: Central
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 630-570-8391

Sanskruti Patel

Titles: Social Studies Teacher
Locations: Central
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Work: 630-570-8552

Karen Persinger

Titles: Social Studies Teacher
Locations: Central
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Work: 630-570-8564

Sofia Rahman

Titles: Social Studies Teacher
Locations: Central
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Work: 630-570-8546

Robert Russo

Titles: Social Studies Teacher
Locations: Central
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Work: 630-570-8559

Valerie Ruth

Titles: Social Studies Teacher
Locations: Central
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 630-570-8560

Jeff Waterman

Titles: Social Studies Teacher
Locations: Central, South
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 630-468-4547

Christopher Wilbur

Titles: Social Studies Teacher
Locations: Central
Email:
Phone Numbers:
Work: 630-570-8548

Whitney Wilda

Titles: Social Studies Teacher
Locations: Central
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Work: 630-570-8545

Jason Ziemer

Titles: Social Studies Teacher
Locations: Central
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 630-570-8535

Mark Meyer

Social Studies Department Chair
Central

Kirsten Parsons

Administrative Assistant
Central