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Our Mission is to inspire and prepare all students to realize their potential and enhance our global community.


110 Beechwood Road
West Hartford, CT 06107
Phone: 860-231-5000
Fax: 860-521-6699

Julio Duarte, Principal 

Social Studies and History

The mission of the Social Studies Department is to prepare students to be informed participants in an ever-changing global community and to act responsibly to improve its condition. Through acquiring knowledge, developing analytical skills, and examining multiple perspectives, students will understand themselves as individuals and as contributing members of a democratic society.

Department & Staff

Social StudiesJessica BlitzerDept Supervisor5052jessica_blitzer@whps.org
Social StudiesSteve BassiTeacher6164steve_bassi@whps.org
Social StudiesMatthew CollinsTeacher6085matthew_collins@whps.org
Social StudiesAbigail EspositoTeacher6112 abigail_esposito@whps.org
Social StudiesCarrie HessTeacher6141carrie_hess@whps.org
Social StudiesChristopher IslaubTeacher6114chris_islaub@whps.org
Social Studies Tricia LeaTeacher6074 tricia_lea@whps.org
Social StudiesJason LussierTeacher6163jason_lussier@whps.org
Social StudiesDaniel Marcoux Teacher6165 daniel_marcoux@whps.org
Social StudiesNicole NilandTeacher6162nicole_niland@whps.org
Social StudiesTheresa OberstTeacher6141theresa_oberst@whps.org
Social StudiesSean O'ConnorTeacher6161sean_o'connor@whps.org
Social StudiesAlan PattersonTeacher6160alan_patterson@whps.org
Social StudiesRemz PokornyTeacher6113remz_pokorny@whps.org
Social StudiesJohn ProvencherTeacher6086john_provencher@whps.org



Courses Offered

Courses Offered:

Genocide Studies
Modern World History

US History ESOL
US History
US History & African American Experience

American Government ESOL

Classical Studies

History of Modern Warfare

Introduction to Psychology

Sociology of the Family

Local History

AP US History

American Government 

Human Rights

Global Problem Solving

AP Economics

AP Modern European History

AP US Government and Politics

AP Psychology

West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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