Social Studies Department

PCSST students are required to complete a sequence of courses in Social Studies which will enable them to be productive, contributing members of society. Students will explore history and key events that have shaped our nation and the world, as well as geography, economics, government and culture. Building on a foundation of democratic values and civic responsibilities, our goal is to prepare students to make informed decisions in an increasingly interdependent, global world. Core courses will leverage interdisciplinary lesson plans and be supplemented by a rich program of elective courses. Students will develop skills in critical thinking, problem solving, research, and communication. All courses will strive to enhance reading comprehension and writing skills. The department will also offer AP World History.

Mrs. Leach
Mrs. LeachSocial Studies Department Chair
A. Leach
Social Studies Department Chair
Social Studies Department Chair Social Studies Teacher BA in History from Ramapo College of New Jersey, MS in Education from Walden University, Anticipated MS in Educational Leadership from Montclair University Subjects Taught: AP United States History, Honors United States History, United States History
I. Rivera
Social Studies Teacher
BA in History from Saint Peter’s University Subjects Taught: World History, US History, Political Science, Life Skills
F. Rahman
Social Studies Teacher
BA in History from Rutgers University Subjects Taught: World History, Honors World History, Sociology, Life Skills
R. Felton
Social Studies Teacher
BA in History from Ursinus College MEd in Special Education from Montclair State Subjects Taught: AP World History, Psychology, Tomorrow’s Teachers, Current Events, Life Skills
A. Pryce
Social Studies Teacher
BA in History from Montclair State University Subjects Taught: World History I, Civics, United Nations, World Geography
J. Gordon
Social Studies Teacher
BA in History from the University of Florida BA in Political Science from the University of North Florida M. Ed in Social Science Education from the University of South Florida Subjects Taught: African American History, Political Science, US History II and US History II Honors
M. Hodges
Senior Army Instructor (SAI)
LTC (R) Michael A. Hodges BA from The United States Military Academy at West Point(USMA) MBA Cum Laude from The New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) Subjects Taught: JROTC (General and LET1-4)

Social Studies Dept.
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