Social Studies

Social Studies

Social Studies Department

Students must successfully complete World History/Geography, American History, Government, and Economics. Arizona universities require two (2) years/units of Social Studies courses. One (1) year/unit of History (including at least one (1) course in American History) and one (1) year/unit of an additional Social Science such as Geography, Government, Psychology, Anthropology, European or World History, Economics, or Sociology. In addition to the university and state requirements, all freshman students in the District (except at DW) will be required to take one (1) semester of either Geography of the World or Pre-AP World History.

Department Teachers

Kim Batina
Batina, Kim
Social Studies Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3402
-World History/Geography
Beth Craig
Craig, Beth
Social Studies Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3404
-AP Psychology
-Economics
-Sociology
John Craig
Craig, John
Social Studies Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3400
-AP Human Geography
-AP U.S. Government & Politics
-U.S. Government & Politics
John Garvey
Garvey, John
Social Studies Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3407
-History in Film
-World History/Geography
Christopher Mallek
Mallek, Christopher
Social Studies Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3602
-AP World History: Modern
-World History/Geography
Dylon Matthews
Matthews, Dylon
Social Studies Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3405
-American History 
-Economics
-Link Crew Coordinator
Robert Peterson
Peterson, Robert
Social Studies Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3409
-American History
Gretchen Pleggenkuhle
Pleggenkuhle, Gretchen
Social Studies Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3406
-American History
-AP United States History
Aaron Romero
Romero, Aaron
Social Studies Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3721
-Edgenuity Credit Recovery
Mark Salow
Salow, Mark
ESS Behavior Support Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3703
-Academic Resource
-American History 
-Biology
-English 10 
-English Applications E
-Functional Life Skills 
-Health
-Math Applications E
-Physical Science
-World History/Geography

Department Chair

John Craig
Craig, John
Social Studies Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3400
-AP Human Geography
-AP U.S. Government & Politics
-U.S. Government & Politics
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