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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 that 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 them to empathize with others and understand multiple perspectives.

Social Studies Department Staff

Monique Alexander

Titles: Administrative Assistant
Locations: South
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Work: 630-468-4351

Michael Barry

Titles: Social Studies Teacher
Locations: South
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Work: 630-468-4548

Alexander Bitto

Titles: Special Education Teacher
Locations: South
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Work: 630-468-4328

Nicholas Chavarria

Titles: Activities Director
Locations: South
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Work: 630-468-4561

Peter DeRousse

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

Paul Faeh

Titles: Social Studies Teacher
Locations: South
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Work: 630-468-4554

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

Kathy Lencioni

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

Michael Moretti

Titles: Social Studies Teacher
Locations: South
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 630-468-4553

Martin Nelson

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

Emily Polacek

Titles: Social Studies Teacher
Locations: South
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Work: 630-468-4543

Michelle Proutsos

Titles: Social Studies Teacher
Locations: South
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Work: 630-468-4541

David Ritter

Titles: Social Studies Teacher
Locations: South
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Work: 630-468-4550

Kelly Van Hout

Titles: Social Studies Teacher
Locations: South
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Work: 630-468-4546

Jeff Waterman

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

Kathy Lencioni

Social Studies Department Chair
Central, South, Admin

Monique Alexander

Administrative Assistant
South