Social Studies Department - Faculty



 Charles Mann, Department Supervisor

 Voicemail: 847-932-2089
 Experience: Began teaching in 1997.  Started with District 128 in 2000.
 Education: Miami University, BA (American History) BS (Social Studies Education).  Barat College, MA (Education).
 Courses: AP Psychology

 WebsitesMr. Mann's Homepage
 Affiliations: National Council for the Social Studies, TOPSS, APA member
 Extra-Curricular: Coach, Assistant Varsity Boys Volleyball


Matt Bellito

Voicemail: 847-932-2507
Websites: US History,  Geography
Experience:Started with District 128 in 2001
Education: Taylor University: BS (Social Studies Education), National-Louis University: MS (Curriculum and Instruction) 
Courses:US History & Geography


 Ryan Berba

  Experience: Began teaching in 2008, Started with District 128 in 2016
North Central College: BA (Social Science),  American College of Education: Masters in Curriculum and Instruction  


Amanda Carroll

Voicemail: 847-932-2515
Websites: Ms. Carroll's Home Page
Experience: Began teaching in 2003.  Started with District 128 in 2006. Technology Integration Coach
Education: Marquette University: BA (International Affairs and History), DePaul University: M.Ed and Secondary Certification. 
Courses:  AP Government, Government, and US History

Ross Caton

Voicemail:  847-932-2518
HomepageMr. Caton's Homepage
Experience:  Began teaching in 2002; Started with District 128 in 2003
Education:  Illinois State University, BS (History-Secondary Education); Concordia University, MA (School Leadership); Concordia University, MA (Curriculum and Instruction).
Courses:  AP Geography
Affiliations:  National Council for the Social Studies, National Council for Geographic Education.
Extra-Curricular:  Coach, Boys Track & Field, Weight Room Supervisor.

Matthew Clifford

Voicemail: 847-932-2009
Webpage: Mr. Clifford's Homepage 
Experience:  Began teaching in 2007.  Started with District 128 in 2009.
Education:  Illinois State University, BS (History Education) MA (History).  Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University.
Courses:  World History, AP European History


Pam Dircks

Voicemail: 847-932-2536
Homepage: Pam Dircks' Homepage
Experience: Started with District 128 in 1988
Education: Illinois State University:BS (Social Studies Comprehensive) National Louis University:MS (Curriculum and Instruction)
Courses: US History Honors, AP US History, AP Economics, Sociology
Affiliations: Illinois Council on Economic Education

  Kurt Erickson

  Voicemail: 847-932-2648
  Webpage: Mr. Erickson's Homepage 
Experience: started teaching in 2000
  Education: Eastern Illinois University--Bachelors Degree (Social Sciences and History); MA -  Educational Administration
  Courses: AP Government & Politics, US Government, Current Issues, International Studies
  Affiliations: National Council for the Social Studies 

 Paul Friedrich

Voicemail:  847-932-2545
Webpage:  APUSH      Geography 
Experience:  Began teaching in 1989; Started in District 128 in 2009
Education:  Eastern Michigan University, BS (Psychology) BA (Communications) MA (Communications).  Loyola University Chicago, BA (History).
Courses:  Advanced Placement United States History, Geography
Affiliations:  Organization of American Historians, National Council for the Social Studies, Center for Civic Education
Extra-Curricular:  Faculty Advisor for Future Educator's Association 

Eileen Baranyk

Voicemail: 847-932-2600
Website:  Mrs. Baranyk's Homepage
Experience: Started in Districted 128 in 1998. Began teaching in 2000.
Education: University of Illinois: BA (History), DePaul University: M.Ed. (Curriculum & Instruction), Northern Illinois University MA (Educational Administration).
Courses: AP World History
Affiliations: National Council for the Social Studies, Midwest World History Association Executive Board, Contributing Editor for The Middle Ground World History Journal from the College of St. Scholastica.

Laura Oliver

Voicemail: 847-932-2309

Web page:  Ms. Oliver's Home Page 

Experience: Started teaching in District 128 in 2008
Education: University of Delaware: BA, National Louis University: M.Ed. (curriculum and instruction) 
Courses: Geography, World History
Extra-Curricular: Student Council Executive Board Advisor, VH Give Advisor



     Shawn Woodie

          Voicemail: 847-932-2666

          Experience: Began teaching in 2011. Started with District 128 in 2016
          Education: Benedictine University: MA (Education)
           Courses: U.S. History
           Extra-Curricular: JSA, FBLA