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Social Science

Department Chair
Jenne Dehmlow

Administrative Assistant
Marie Lang

Faculty Members


Name Courses
Ayana Bankston US History, World Cultures
Michael Biondo US History
Briquelle Collier History of the Western World, World Cultures
Jenne Dehmlow Sociology
Julie Dickinson US History
Kathleen Durkin Law in American Society, Sociology, US History
Trevor Fritz AP Psychology
Kevin Hansen International Relations, US History
Natalie Hohman AP Psychology, Intro to Psychology, World Cultures
Katie Kaye AP Human Geography, AP US History
Donald Kura AP World History-Modern, Economics, World Cultures
Donald McArthur-Self AP US History, AP World History – Modern, US History
Leah Politi American Govt: We the People, US History
Ben Reiff US History, US History ML, World Cultures
Rachel Santucci AP Macro/Micro Economics, AP Psychology
Sherri Scorza AP US  Govt & Politics, US History
Megan Smith AP Human Geography, AP World History-Modern, World Cultures
Daniel States AP US Government & Politics, Civics & Government
Andy Trenkle AP US History, US History
Greg Young Civics & Government, Law in American Society, Modern America

Department Information
Social Science course offerings span a wide range of disciplines, including but not limited to history, government, economics, and psychology. Throughout these, students have opportunities to learn and apply skills related to reading and research as they consider information from a variety of perspectives over time. As in many other academic departments, students can learn and earn college credit through a variety of Advanced Placement offerings. The vision of the Social Science Department at Maine South High School is to foster an understanding of the relevance of the Social Sciences and to develop respectful, informed, productive and engaged citizens.As a result of the rigorous curriculum, students will…

  • Conduct critical inquiry, research and analysis
  • Construct and communicate informed opinions
  • Practice self-evaluation
  • Understand the relevance and the applications of the Social Sciences to the world
  • Utilize a variety of methods for self-expression