• The Hinsdale Central Social Studies Department strives to be respected by all school constituencies for its ability to inspire and direct the personal, intellectual, and civic development of its students. The department emphasizes the process of learning, whereby students critically examine issues, evaluate multiple points-of-view, and synthesize perspectives from a variety of disciplines, resulting in the ability to solve problems and make informed decisions.

    The department seeks to promote an understanding of diverse cultures, values, and systems; from this, students will gain awareness of their own values, as well as those of others. The tolerance and diversity that result from this training are balanced by a commitment to exploring and building common values such as democratic participation and freedom of expression.  It is a department that is self-directed, collegial, with high expectations of its students and of itself.

    The department seeks to foster a love of learning through enthusiasm for the social studies disciplines, use of a variety of instructional strategies, and the dynamic of individual personalities committed to a set of shared goals.

  • Staff Directory

    Last Name First Name Email Phone Department Building
    CHOKSHI ARPAN achokshi@hinsdale86.org 6305708539 Social Studies Central
    DONALDSON JEANNE jdonalds@hinsdale86.org 6305708544 Social Studies Central
    FERRONE CHRISTINE cferrone@hinsdale86.org 6305708547 Social Studies Central
    FRATELLA ERIN efratell@hinsdale86.org 6305708558 Social Studies Central
    FREILER CHRISTOPHER cfreiler@hinsdale86.org 6305708549 Social Studies Central
    GROSS STEVEN sgross@hinsdale86.org 6305708550 Social Studies Central
    HAFNER JENNIFER jhafner@hinsdale86.org 6305708561 Social Studies Central
    HIPSKIND ALEX ahipskin@hinsdale86.org 6305708551 Social Studies Central
    KORFIST CHRISTIAN ckorfist@hinsdale86.org 6305708553 Social Studies Central
    LAUX ANDREW alaux@hinsdale86.org 6305708554 Social Studies Central
    LAWRENCE NOAH nlawrenc@hinsdale86.org 6305708563 Social Studies Central
    MITCHELL BRIAN bmitchel@hinsdale86.org 6305708542 Social Studies Central
    NAISBITT JOHN jnaisbit@hinsdale86.org 6305708556 Social Studies Central
    OTAHAL DANIEL dotahal@hinsdale86.org 6305708557 Social Studies Central
    PARSONS KIRSTEN kparsons@hinsdale86.org 6305708391 Social Studies Central
    PATEL SANSKRUTI spatel@hinsdale86.org 6305708552 Social Studies Central
    PERSINGER KAREN kpersing@hinsdale86.org 6305708564 Social Studies Central
    RAHMAN SOFIA srahman@hinsdale86.org 6305708546 Social Studies Central
    RASAVONGXAY BILLSON BRASAVON@HINSDALE86.ORG 6305708540 Social Studies Central
    RUSSO ROBERT rrusso@hinsdale86.org 6305708559 Social Studies Central
    RUTH VALERIE vruth@hinsdale86.org 6305708560 Social Studies Central
    WILBUR CHRISTOPHER cwilbur@hinsdale86.org 6305708548 Social Studies Central
    WILDA WHITNEY wwilda@hinsdale86.org 6305708545 Social Studies Central
    ZIEMER JASON jziemer@hinsdale86.org 6305708535 Social Studies Central