Welcome to the Social Studies Department

Social Studies encompass a seven year curriculum designed for students to develop a global historical perspective. Through an understanding of human challenges, reactions and accomplishments of the past and present, students will explore civilizations that have shaped our history. Students will develop an understanding of the history, geography and pluralistic nature of the civic institutions of the United States. They will be expected to demonstrate critical-thinking, decision making and problem solving skills when presented with multiple perspectives. The curriculum adheres to the New York State Education Department's course requirements and the Learning Standards for Social Studies.

Contact Information

Mary Berat

Social Studies Department Chair

Grades 6 -12


(845) 353-7177

Social Studies Department Staff

Ms. Mary Berat - Social Studies Department Chair 

  • Mr. Kaeden Andrasko (HS)
  • Mr. Michael Burruano (HS)
  • Ms. Jacqueline DiNuzzo (HS)
  • Mr. Andrew Gibson (HS)
  • Ms. Sandra Kozden (MS)
  • Ms. Nina Labrada (MS)
  • Mr. Brian Leiken (HS)
  • Ms. Jennifer Lorenzo (HS)
  • Ms. Desiree Moyer (HS)
  • Mr. Vic Myers (MS)
  • Ms. Kaitlin Silverstein (MS)
  • Mr. Zakary Rivera (MS)
  • Ms. Erika Reed (MS)
  • Mr. James Seifert (HS)
  • Mr. Rob Wisner (MS)