Departments
MODERN WORLD HISTORY · U.S. HISTORY · AMERICA IN THE 1960S · GLOBALIZATION · INTERWAR YEARS · US/EAST ASIAN RELATIONS · POLITICS & POWER · RACE, CLASS & GENDER · GENOCIDE & HUMAN BEHAVIOR · INTERNATIONAL POLITICS · THE COLD WAR
The history program at Lick-Wilmerding High School provides students with a global perspective on how the past has shaped the present. Paying attention to the political, economic, religious, and social forces that have influenced the modern age, students learn through writing, research, document analysis, projects, discussions, and other class activities. The department is committed to teaching critical thinking, stimulating intellectual curiosity, and examining multiple perspectives. History faculty collaborates with the school library in order to keep pace with contemporary research methods.

The three-year curriculum begins with World History in the sophomore year and U.S. History in the junior year. The History Department senior seminar classes are a culmination of those two years of survey coursework. They are intended to offer students an array of topic options in both Modern World and United States History, inspired by teacher interest, that foster a semester-long intensive study. Despite differing content, the senior courses are united in the common skills taught, practiced, and assessed.

History Faculty

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  • Photo of Shaun Lopez

    Shaun Lopez 

    Department Chair, World History Teacher

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  • Photo of Suzanne Aldridge-Peacock

    Suzanne Aldridge-Peacock 

    U.S. History and Senior Seminar Teacher

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  • Photo of Randy Barnett

    Randy Barnett 

    Assistant Head of School, History Teacher

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  • Photo of Yeshi Gusfield

    Yeshi Gusfield 

    World History and U.S. History Teacher

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  • Photo of Lauren Konopka

    Lauren Konopka 

    World History and U.S. History Teacher

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  • Photo of Eileen O'Kane

    Eileen O'Kane 

    World History Teacher

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  • Photo of René Villicaña

    René Villicaña 

    World History and Senior Seminar Teacher

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  • Photo of Kate Wiley

    Kate Wiley 

    Dean of Students, History Teacher



Lick-Wilmerding High School

755 Ocean Avenue | San Francisco, CA 94112 | 415.333.4021
A private school with public purpose, Lick-Wilmerding High School develops the head, heart, and hands of highly motivated students from all walks of life, inspiring them to become lifelong learners who contribute to the world with confidence and compassion.