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Social Studies

Welcome to the Social Studies Department!

Department Chair: Ms. Corrie T. Hamlett (acting)

Graduation Requirements

The state of Maryland requires that students must complete at least three (3) Social Studies course and a High School Assessment test. The requirements are as follows:

  • American Government
  • U.S.History
  • World History
  • American Government HSA (must make a passing score of at least 394)

Classes Offered

  • American Government
  • U.S. History
  • World History
  • Personal Finance and Economic Theory (PFET)
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Film and History
  • African American Studies
  • AP U.S. History
  • AP American Government
  • AP Psychology

Message From the Department/DC

The teachers in the Social Studies department here at Woodlawn High School are a group of hardworking and dedicated adults who believe in supporting the vision and goals of our administration by holding students to high academic standards and supporting student efforts on their pathway to life long success.

 

Meet our Department Members Below!

Hamlett 

Name

Ms. C.T. Hamlett

Email

Chamlett2@bcps.org

Classes Taught

PFET

College(s) Attended

(BS) Morgan State University

(Graduate Studies) Goucher College, Loyola University,Maryland, Johns Hopkin University

Hometown

Baltimore, Maryland

Bio: My name is Ms. Corrie T. Hamlett and I am the acting Social Studies department chair. I have been teaching at Woodlawn High School for three years but I have been in the field of education for 21 years. I am one of the coordinators for the Athletes Vision and Goals group ( last school year) and I am a co-coordinator for HSA projects for our school. Some fun facts is that I love to cook and I love my long hair chihuahua!

 



Berry

Name

Jonah Berry

Email

jberry@bcps.org

Classes Taught

EPI

American Government

U.S. History

World History

College(s) Attended

Coppin State University

Morgan State University

Towson University

University of Bridgeport (Ct.)

Housatonic Community College Bridgeport (Ct.)

Hometown

Randallstown, MD

Bio: Greetings!  My name is Mr.J.Berry. I am a dedicated educator working in the SPARC Academy (Social Studies Department) at Woodlawn High School.  This is my 10th year of teaching at Woodlawn High School in the Baltimore County Public School System. Throughout my years at Woodlawn High School, it has been my passion to empower all students to become positive role models (leaders in their school and community), culturally aware, community service oriented, self-aware, and conquerors in their education.

Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with family, mentoring youths, shopping, solving puzzles, playing competitive online games, watching sporting events (basketball, football and soccer). I also enjoy watching movies (action, mystery and crime), as well as traveling. Since, I have children, the opportunities to build relationships are frequent.

I look forward to our welcoming experiences together, through this journey of education and empowerment.



Burkhardt

Name

Chris Burkhardt

Email

cburkhardt3@bcps.org

Classes Taught

US History

Afro-American Studies

College(s) Attended

Towson University

Hometown

Jarrettsville MD

Hey Warrior Family! My name is Mr. Chris Burkhardt and I am new to Woodlawn High School for the 2020/21 school year. This will be my 23rd year teaching – I taught for 20 years in Wicomico County - and I actually started my career at Woodlawn Middle School way back in 1997. I’m excited to be back in Baltimore County but anxious to see how we all adapt to the online learning for the semester.

 

I’ve got a wonderful family – my wife and three kids – who mean everything to me. I love to get outside in nature and go hiking. I also love to travel and explore wherever I can get to whether it’s a weekend or a vacation. Soccer (Let’s go Arsenal!) is my favorite sport but I love just about all of them (Orioles, Ravens, Celtics)

 

I hope to get to meet all of you in person real soon but I’m looking forward to a great beginning online!



Conyers

Name

Andrew Conyers

Email

aconyers@bcps.org

Classes Taught

American Government

College(s) Attended

Baruch College, CUNY

(BA in Political Science)

Pennsylvania State University (Social Studies 7-12 Certification)

Hometown

Brooklyn, New York

Bio: My name is Mr. Conyers and I am in the Social Studies department. 2020-2021 will be my second year at Woodlawn. I was the assistant head coach of the Boys soccer team last year. I also ran an afterschool soccer club last year.

 

My favorite things to do for fun when I’m not teaching is to go hiking and play videogames. I am also a big sports fan. My favorite teams are the Jets, Mets, Knicks and Chelsea FC. Fun fact about me is that I used to be a helicopter mechanic in the Marine Corps and I did two tours in Iraq.

 



Cottle

Name

Bobby Cottle

Email

rcottle@bcps.org

Classes Taught

U.S. History

College(s) Attended

West Virginia Teach B.A. History

UMUC M.A. Teaching

Hometown

Fayetteville, WV

Bio: My name is Mr. Cottle and I am a proud member of the Woodlawn History Department. This is my third-year teaching at Woodlawn. This is my fourth-year teaching.  I am a proud U.S.A.F. veteran.  I have two children and my wife and I have been married for thirteen years.  I like to lift weights and I hope I live to see West Virginia win a National Championship.



Dumler

Name

Tabetha Dumler

Email

tdumler@bcps.org

Classes Taught

APUSH ( Fall)

AP psych ( Spring)

Psych ( Spring)

College(s) Attended

Salisbury University (BS)

American Public  (MS)

Hometown

Sioux City, IA

BioMy name is Mrs. Dumler and I am in the social studies department. I have been at WHS for 16 years. I attended high school in VA and IA in the 1900s.  I am the sponsor of both  the SGA ( Tuesdays after school) and the class of 2021 (Wednesdays after school). I am also a mother to four children aged 22-4. Hobbies include driving my children from practices, games, and school events. I cant wait till one of them drives.  I also enjoy talking about politics and current events.

 

Social media:

Twitter-WHSEvents_

IG-woodlawnhigh_sga

 



Freeze

Name

Tim Freeze

Email

Tfreeze2@bcps.org

Classes Taught

American Government

GT American Government

College(s) Attended

Towson University(BS)

Goucher College (MS)

Hometown

Baltimore, MD

Bio: My name is Tim Freeze and I am an American Government teacher at the great Woodlawn High School. I am also the coach for our awesome Mock Trial team for those students interested in law and the trial process. I also coach Mock Congress. This will be my fourth year at Woodlawn High School.  

 

Encouraged to Include: I am a Marine Corps veteran and spend most of my free time in the mountains with the bears.

 

 



Holtzman

Name

Jonathan Holtzman

Email

jholtzman@bcps.org

Classes Taught

World History

Juvenile Justice

College(s) Attended

St. Mary’s College of Maryland (BA: English, Political Science)

Goucher College

Hometown

Parkville, MD

Bio: Hello! I’m Mr. Holtzman, a proud member of the Social Studies Department. This will be my third year teaching at Woodlawn High and my second year teaching World History and Juvenile Justice. I am also the Model UN club advisor.

 

When I’m not thinking up ways to build students’ skills as historians, you may find me riding my bike around Baltimore, reading underneath a tree, or seeking out spicy food.



Horn

Name

Ethan Horn

Email

ehorn@bcps.org

Classes Taught

AP World History

World History

College(s) Attended

Towson University (BS)

Concordia University-Portland (MS)

Hometown

Westminster, MD

Bio: My name is Mr. Horn, and I am a member of the Social Studies department at Woodlawn High School. I have been teaching at WHS since 2012.



Moore

Name

Erik Moore

Email

emoore4@bcps.org

Classes Taught

Personal Finance and Economic Theory (PFET)

College(s) Attended

Bucknell University, Bachelor of Arts degree

Pennsylvania State University, Master of Arts degree

Hometown

Freeland, MD

Bio: My name is Mr. Moore and I am a member of the Social Studies Department.  I have been a teacher at Woodlawn High School for eight years.  I have taught a variety of courses to students, including: Economics, World History, Films and History, Juvenile Justice, and African-American History.

 

I enjoy travel, photography, skiing, and boating. I have visited 45 of our 50 states and 15 foreign countries.  I live in northern Baltimore County with my wife, son, daughter, and dog.

 



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Name

Edward Prinz

Email

eprinz@bcps.org

Classes Taught

World History

College(s) Attended

Bowling Green State University (BS)

Strayer University (MS)

Hometown

Ohio

Bio: My name is Mr. Prinz and I am in the Social Studies department. This is my first year at Woodlawn High School, but my twelfth year in BCPS and my sixteenth year teaching.



Rowe

Name

Nikkia Rowe

Email

nrowe@bcps.org

Classes Taught

American Government

College(s) Attended

Villa Julie College (BS)

College of Norte Dame of Maryland  (MA)

Hometown

Baltimore, Maryland

Bio: My name is Ms. Rowe and I am in the Social Studies Department. I teach American Government. This is my second year at WHS.



Williams

Name

Steve Williams

Email

Swilliams22@bcps.org

Classes Taught

Class U.S. History (SPED)

Class World History (SPED)

College(s) Attended

University 1 Morgan State

University 2 Towson University

Hometown

Baltimore, Maryland

Bio: My name is Mr. Williams and I am in the Special Education/Social Studies Departments. I have been at Woodlawn going on 4 years. I am a BCPS Alum of The Woodlawn High School. I have coached for several years in football, track and field, taking teams to the state championship and winning.

 

Hobbies: I am a self-taught musician that plays 4 instruments (Keys, drums, bass and a little saxophone. I also sing a little woo-woo-woooooooo.