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About the Social Studies Department

The Ponderosa Social Studies department prides itself on providing a wide range of class offerings to peak the interests of our students. In addition to the requirements of Geography, Economics, Government, World History and U.S. History, we also offer many elective and Advanced Placement options including AP Human Geography, AP U.S. Government, AP Psychology, AP European History and AP U.S. History. As you view our department video you will see our commitment to providing our students with a well-rounded and diverse experience.

Social Studies Department

Social Studies Staff

Ashley CardaAshley Carda
Social Studies Teacher

ashley.carda@dcsdk12.org
303.387.0770 x64031
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Lisa FischerLisa Fischer
Social Studies Teacher

lisa.fischer@dcsdk12.org
303.387.0770 x64274
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Sandy GabelSandy Gabel
Department Chair/Social Studies Teacher

sandra.gabel@dcsdk12.org
303.387.0770 x64121
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Cheryl HeatonCheryl Heaton
Social Studies Teacher/NHS

cheryl.heaton@dcsdk12.org
303.387.0770 x64264
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Gordie LambGordie Lamb
Social Studies Teacher

gordie.lamb@dcsdk12.org
303.387.0770 x64074
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Ryan MonroeRyan Monroe
Social Studies Teacher

ryan.monroe@dcsdk12.org
303.387.0770 x64067
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James OlsenJames Olsen
Social Studies Teacher

james.olsen@dcsdk12.org
303.387.0770 x64228
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Dr. Mark ThorsenDr. Mark Thorsen, PhD
Social Studies Teacher

mark.thorsen@dcsdk12.org
303.387.4048
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