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  • Welcome to the Sonoma Valley High School Social Science Department. 

    Our department has over 100 years of total teaching experience, and we are committed to helping students achieve and succeed within the Social Sciences. Classes offered include Geography & World Cultures, Modern World History, Modern US History, Civics, Economics, AP World History, AP US History, AP American Government, and Honors Economics.

    For more information about our teaching staff, feel free to visit our staff webpages by clicking on the menu on the right.  

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Social Science Department Head / AP US History / AVID Andrew Gibson agibson@sonomaschools.org 933-4010 x5265
https://www.sonomaschools.org/Domain/1221

Phone: 933-4010 x5265

Email: agibson@sonomaschools.org

Andrew Gibson, Social Science Department Head / AP US History / AVID

Department(s): Social Science

Degrees and Certifications
BA History Saint Mary's College of CA Secondary Social Studies CRED Sonoma State University

Experience
Teaching at SVHS since 2004

Responsibilities

Interests
Google Certified Teacher, SVUSD Technology Lead, Assistant Varsity Track & Field Coach, NCBTP Mentor, SVHS Star Wars Club Advisor

Social Science / Senior Project Coordinator / AVID Bryan Kelly bkelly@sonomaschools.org 933-4010 ext5287
https://www.sonomaschools.org/Domain/1234

Phone: 933-4010 ext5287

Email: bkelly@sonomaschools.org

Bryan Kelly, Social Science / Senior Project Coordinator / AVID

Department(s): Social Science

Degrees and Certifications
B.A. - Political Science

Experience

Responsibilities

Interests

Gary Gissell

Gary Gissell 

AP Government / Civics / Economics

Social Science

933-4010 x5241

AP Government / Civics / Economics Gary Gissell GGissell@sonomaschools.org 933-4010 x5241
https://www.sonomaschools.org/Domain/1222

Phone: 933-4010 x5241

Email: GGissell@sonomaschools.org

Gary Gissell, AP Government / Civics / Economics

Department(s): Social Science

Degrees and Certifications
BA History. Credential in History and another in Soc. Science

Experience
Teaching at SVHS since 1994

Responsibilities

Interests
Reading , Politics and World Travel

Leonard Pieraccini

Leonard Pieraccini 

World Geography & Cultures

Social Science

933-4010 x5296

World Geography & Cultures Leonard Pieraccini Lpieraccini@sonomaschools.org 933-4010 x5296
https://www.sonomaschools.org/Domain/1254

Phone: 933-4010 x5296

Email: Lpieraccini@sonomaschools.org

Leonard Pieraccini, World Geography & Cultures

Department(s): Social Science

Degrees and Certifications
BA History San Francisco State University

Experience
1996-2000 Sonoma Valley High School, 2004-2011 Altimira Middle School, 2012-2018 Sonoma Valley High School

Responsibilities

Interests

Nico Saldana

Nico Saldana 

World History / AVID

Social Science

933-4010 x5237

World History / AVID Nico Saldana nsaldana@sonomaschools.org 933-4010 x5237
https://www.sonomaschools.org/Domain/1261

Phone: 933-4010 x5237

Email: nsaldana@sonomaschools.org

Nico Saldana, World History / AVID

Department(s): Social Science

Degrees and Certifications
BA History/Social Studies Credential

Experience
14 years

Responsibilities

Interests
Breakfast burritos and pastries

https://sites.google.com/view/mr-saldana-sonoma-valley-high/home

Craig Tierney

Craig Tierney 

Civics / Economics

Social Science

707-933-4010 ext5234

Civics / Economics Craig Tierney ctierney@sonomaschools.org 707-933-4010 ext5234
https://www.sonomaschools.org/Domain/1272

Phone: 707-933-4010 ext5234

Email: ctierney@sonomaschools.org

Craig Tierney, Civics / Economics

Department(s): Social Science

Degrees and Certifications
BA Sonoma State, Credential Sonoma State

Experience
Teaching at SVHS since 2015

Responsibilities

Interests
Outside of school I enjoy consuming good food, popular culture and attempting to fix my old junky house. My son, Truman, keeps me busy the rest of the time--especially between the hours of 2-4AM.

http://mrtierneyhistory.weebly.com

Darian Tucker

Darian Tucker 

AP World History / AVID

Social Science

933-4010 x5288

AP World History / AVID Darian Tucker DTucker@sonomaschools.org 933-4010 x5288
https://www.sonomaschools.org/Domain/1273

Phone: 933-4010 x5288

Email: DTucker@sonomaschools.org

Darian Tucker, AP World History / AVID

Department(s): Social Science

Degrees and Certifications
BA (Sociology) & M.Ed

Experience
17 yrs teaching at SVHS

Responsibilities

Interests
Traveling the world

Bernadette Weissmann

Bernadette Weissmann 

World History / US History

Social Science

707-933-4010 ext5291

World History / US History Bernadette Weissmann bweissmann@sonomaschools.org 707-933-4010 ext5291
https://www.sonomaschools.org/Domain/1275

Phone: 707-933-4010 ext5291

Email: bweissmann@sonomaschools.org

Bernadette Weissmann, World History / US History

Department(s): Social Science

Degrees and Certifications

Experience

Responsibilities

Interests

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