RCS District Office
P.O. Box 100
15 Mountain Road
Ravena, NY 12143
(518) 756-5200
Robert K. Libby,

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Social Studies educators teach students the content knowledge, intellectual skills, and civic values necessary for fulfilling the duties of citizenship in a participatory democracy. The interconnected nature and fragility of the world make in-depth, relevant social studies instruction essential. Therefore, the mission of the Social Studies Department at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District is to provide all students with academic and authentic learning opportunities that both ignite their passions for learning and also enhance their abilities and motivations to contribute as citizens in their communities—from the school community to the neighborhood, city, state, national, and global communities. Students will learn to value the political, economic, geographic and social implications of the past and will be able to analyze those influences on the present and future.

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(518) 756-5200


Teaching Staff

High School

Jennifer Scally, Content Curriculum Specialist, ext. 2526

Jeff Gallo
Jennifer Patnode
Mark Patterson
Dan Pickett
Michael Stott
Adam Sutton

Kristina Kemmer


Middle School

Martin Case, Content Curriculum Specialist, ext. 3244
Jeff Gallo
Abby Retzlaff
Lori Rohan



New York State Learning Standards by Subject