Social Studies

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Connecting to the Community

Check out some of the authentic learning opportunities our students are having both inside and outside of the classroom!


Dr. Nicole Chiesa
Director of Humanities

Ed.D Northeastern University
J.D. Suffolk Law School
M.Ed. Salem State College
B.A. English and International Relations, Tufts University

Andrews Middle School

David Lamb
Grade 6 Ancient Civilizations

Frank Zizzo

Grade 7 World Cultures and Geography

Kathleen Ware O’Donoghue

Grade 7 World Cultures and Geography

Chris Tremonte

Grade 8 U.S.

Ian Levine

Grade 8 U.S. 

Michael Diclemente
Grade 6 Ancient Civilizations

McGlynn Middle School

Amy Burke
Grade 6 Ancient Civilizations

Sean McGillicuddy

Grade 6 Ancient Civilizations

Ryan McCarthy

Grade 7 World Geography

Brian Villard

Grade 7 World Geography

Allison Quealy

Grade 8 U.S. History

Brett Tiberi
Grade 8 U.S. History

High School Faculty

Matthew Brophy

World History II, AP European History, Contemporary Issues

Kevin Cullen

World History II, Contemporary Issues
Elisabetta Daneu
U.S. History, World History, Comparative Government, Model U.N.

Nancy Donlon
Psychology, Living in the 21st Century

Joe Donlon
World History I, US History

Nicholas Kain

World History I, World History II, Contemporary

James McMahon
Law and Government, Contemporary Issues

Andrew Milne

U.S. History, Psychology, Contemporary Issues

Taryn Ross
World History I, Contemporary Issues

Jonathan Streff

World History II, U.S. History, U.S. Government and Politics, Civil Rights

Niklas Tower
US History, Basic Finance, Civics

Scott Volmer

World History I, World History II, U.S. History

Medford Vocational Technical High School

Debra Stadfeld

World History I, Facing History and Ourselves
Medford High School and Medford Vocational Technical High School

Dana Mcmahon
World History I, World History II, Court in the Classroom

Social Studies Department Mission

The Medford Public Schools is committed to providing all students with the academic and problem-solving skills essential for personal development, responsible citizenship and life-long learning. The Social Studies Department’s curriculum goals for all grades are as follows:

  • To provide the educational foundation to prepare students to hold “the office of citizen.”
  • To recognize our binding heritage in a democratic vision of liberty, equality, justice, and the belief that a society can undertake to govern itself though the will of its people.
  • To promote and nurture respect among students for each other, their school, and greater community.
  • To develop awareness, appreciation and understanding of democratic values, precepts and practices.
  • To foster in students the knowledge, skills and commitment to strengthen their community, state, country, and world beyond their school years.