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A Saint Ignatius Education

Social Studies Department

A message from Social Studies Department Chair Will Jones...

Our teaching is guided by the belief that the study of history and the social sciences provides students with the foundation to evaluate their world and their places in it. We teach our students that the tools and disciplines of multiple social sciences must not be confined to their own specialized field, but used to support one another. As a department, we believe the best teaching and learning begin with careful planning and guided support, allowing students to learn through investigation. We aim to ensure that all students appreciate the significance of politics, economics, history, and sociological analysis in their daily lives, and understand that certain factors and perspectives can influence the manner in which both historical and current events are interpreted. The materials our students study are explored in the context of the modern world, explicitly addressing political, social, cultural, religious, economic and environmental factors.

Edmund Burke, Economist and Philosopher

"In history, a great volume is unrolled for our instruction, drawing materials of future wisdom from the past errors and infirmities of mankind."

Meet the Social Studies Department

List of 14 members.

  • Photo of James Owens

    Mr. James Owens 81

    Mathematics & Social Studies Teacher
  • Photo of Aaron Bohr

    Fr. Aaron Bohr , S.J. 

    Chinese & Social Studies Teacher
  • Photo of John Chandler

    Mr. John Chandler 

    President & Social Studies Teacher
  • Photo of Hallie Fahey

    Mrs. Hallie Fahey 

    Social Studies Teacher
  • Photo of Matthew Flynn

    Mr. Matthew Flynn 

    Social Studies Teacher
  • Photo of Diane Haleas

    Ms. Diane Haleas 

    Social Studies Teacher
    Bio
  • Photo of Will Jones

    Mr. Will Jones 

    Social Studies Teacher/Department Chair
  • Photo of Jane Lennon

    Ms. Jane Lennon 

    Social Studies Teacher
  • Photo of Nathan McPherson

    Mr. Nathan McPherson 

    Social Studies Teacher
  • Photo of Matthew Miller

    Dr. Matthew Miller Ph.D. 

    Social Studies Teacher
    Bio
  • Photo of Matt Monroe

    Mr. Matt Monroe 

    Social Studies Teacher, Head Boys Basketball Coach
  • Photo of Josh Morrow

    Mr. Josh Morrow 

    Social Studies Teacher
  • Photo of Adrian Oryshkevych

    Mr. Adrian Oryshkevych 

    Social Studies Teacher
  • Photo of Christopher Zuber

    Mr. Christopher Zuber 

    Social Studies Teacher

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