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

    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

Interests
Traveling with my family. Music, movies, sports, and books. SF Giants, SF 49ers, & Golden State Warriors fan. Anything and everything STAR WARS.

Daniel Dwyer

Daniel Dwyer 

World History

Social Science

World History Daniel Dwyer ddwyer@sonomaschools.org
https://www.sonomaschools.org/Page/3784

Phone:

Email: ddwyer@sonomaschools.org

Daniel Dwyer, World History

Department(s): Social Science

Degrees and Certifications
AA in History from SRJC; B.A in History (Minor in Film) from UC Davis; Social Studies Teaching Credential from Sonoma State University

Experience
Instructional Assistant/ELPAC Test Administrator at Sassarini Elementary; Long Term Kindergarten Sub; U.S and World History Teaching experience

Interests
Sports, Movies, bowling, traveling

Leonard Pieraccini

Leonard Pieraccini 

World History / US History

Social Science

933-4010 x5296

World History / US History 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 History / US History

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

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

Interests
Breakfast burritos and pastries

https://sites.google.com/sonomaschools.org/mr-saldana-avid/home

https://sites.google.com/sonomaschools.org/mr-saldana-social-studies/home

Scott Steinberg

Scott Steinberg 

Civics / Economics / AP Government

Social Science

707-933-4010 x5240

Civics / Economics / AP Government Scott Steinberg ssteinberg@sonomaschools.org 707-933-4010 x5240
https://www.sonomaschools.org/Domain/1413

Phone: 707-933-4010 x5240

Email: ssteinberg@sonomaschools.org

Scott Steinberg, Civics / Economics / AP Government

Department(s): Social Science

Degrees and Certifications
BA and Teaching Credential, Sonoma State University

Experience
Former journalist and editor. Teaching at SVHS since 2019.

Interests
Everything is awesome!

Craig Tierney

Craig Tierney 

AP Gov / Honors Econ / AVID

Social Science

707-933-4010 ext5234

AP Gov / Honors Econ / AVID 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, AP Gov / Honors Econ / AVID

Department(s): Social Science

Degrees and Certifications
MA, BA, and Teaching Credential: Sonoma State University

Experience
Teaching at SVHS since 2015

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

Bernadette Weissmann

Bernadette Weissmann 

US History

Social Science

707-933-4010 ext5291

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, US History

Department(s): Social Science

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