Social Studies Department
Carrie McCarthy – Department Head
Mrs. McCarthy teaches 10th grade AP World History Modern and 9th grade US History Honors. Extracurricular activities include Social Studies Department Chair, Building Leadership Team, Student Government Advisor, Student Poll Worker Contact and helps with the 8th grade field trip to Washington D.C. She received her Master Teacher designation from the state of Ohio in 2009.
Mr. Bakonyi teaches AP Government and Politics and Government & Financial Literacy. He also is a freshman class advisor.
Mr. Kirby teaches 10th grade World History, Topics in Social Studies and Sports History. In addition, he is the Yearbook advisor and photographer. He teaches "The History of Sports" at Kent State University.
Mr. Jackson is teaches Government and Financial Literacy, AP Psychology, and Topics in Social Studies.
Mr. Spooner teaches 9th grade United States History and 10th grade World History. Mr. Spooner coaches football Hillside Middle School and is also involved in the Boxing Club at Valley Forge High School.
Mr. Thomas teaches AP Micro/Macro Economics, and Government and Financial Literacy. Mr. Thomas is the Head Swim Coach and he received his Master Teacher designation from the State of Ohio in 2014.
Mr. Majercak teaches 9th grade United States History and 11th grade United States Government. Mr. Majercak is also involved with credit recovery.
Mr. Vento teachers 8th grade United States History and 8th grade Language Arts.