Social Studies

The goal of Social Studies education is the development of informed, responsible citizens who participate effectively in our democracy. Social Studies courses also teach critical thinking about social issues, promote Christian values, model respect for others, and promote citizenship.


Faculty Members

Mr. Nate Skahill    (Department Chair)
High School: Alleman Catholic High School
College/University: Drake University & St. Ambrose University / B.A. History-Secondary Education
                                          Western Illinois University / M.A.
Classes: Honors American History, American History & U.S. History Since 1865 (BHC Dual Credit Course)
Years Experience: 20
Other Duties: Assistant Varsity Football Coach


Ms. Samatha Glackin
High School: Alleman Catholic High School
College/University: Lewis University
Classes:  Honors World History, World History 
Years Experience: 3
Other Duties: Prom Co-Advisor, Student Hunger Drive Co-Advisor, Freshman Volleyball Head Coach
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Mr. Don Adams
High School: Streator Township High School
College/University:  St. Ambrose University / B.A. Philosophy, Theology, History & Political Science
                                           St. Ambrose University / M.A. Theology/Pastoral Studies
Classes: Psychology, Sociology & American Government
Years Experience: 39 
Other Duties: Key Club Advisor & Senior Retreat Team