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Social Studies

The primary purpose of social studies is to help young people develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.

Department Staff

(Social Studies teachers are listed on the schools' websites)

Dr. Kathleen Gilbert
K-12 Social Studies Coordinator
817-399-2068 -

Tina Branson
817-399-2096 -

Gina Swann
Social Studies Facilitator
817-399-2181 -


Mission Statement: The district level social studies team supports teachers so they can support students. We do this by advocating for teachers and students, by partnering with teachers to create and maintain an aligned, 21st century curriculum, by providing opportunities for relevant, high quality professional learning, by committing to timely and transparent communication with all stakeholders, and by keeping teachers informed about the profession.