Social Studies

Jennifer Cook

Jennifer_Cook@catawbaschools.net

Fred T Foard High School

Proud graduate of Hanover College located in beautiful Hanover, Indiana overlooking the Ohio River where I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology with a minor in Political Science. I was born and raised in the farming outskirts of Indianapolis, Indiana but have been a resident of Newton since August of 1997.

This will be my 20th year teaching in North Carolina, 18th at Fred T. Foard High School...go Tigers! At Foard I teach all levels of Civics & Economics, AP United States Government & Politics, and AP Human Geography. I am looking forward to putting my Sociology degree to use with this opportunity through Online Catawba.

William Farnsworth

William_Farnsworth@catawbaschools.net

Bunker Hill High School


Brooke Graniello

Brooke_Graniello@catawbaschools.net

Bunker Hill High School

This is my second year as a School Counselor at Bunker Hill High School. I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the State University of New York College at Oneonta in 2014 and my Master of Science in Education in School Counseling from St. John’s University in 2017.

John Markley

John_Markley@catawbaschools.net

West Lincoln High School, Lincoln County Schools


I am a Graduate of Winston-Salem State University where i Graduated with a degree in History. While at WSSU I studied African, Russian, Middle Eastern,and European histories while also playing baseball for the Rams.Prior to college i was a proud graduate of Maiden High School. I currently teach at West Lincoln High School in Lincoln County where i have been for 4 years since I started my teaching career. I am AP World History and AP European History certified through the College Board. Currently I teach AP World, AP Euro and World History Honors for West Lincoln and have previously taught American History I and II before.

Sean McGovern

Sean_McGovern@catawbaschools.net

Maiden High School


Roger Mueller

Roger_Mueller@catawbaschools.net

St Stephens High School


Colby Rash

Colby_Rash@catawbaschools.net

Lincolnton High School, Lincoln County Schools

I graduated from UNCC in 2013 with a degree in History and a minor in Secondary Education. I also have my Master’s. in Theological Studies from Liberty University. In my 5 years of teaching I have taught several different grade levels from 6th grade all the way to 12th grade. I currently teach at Lincolnton High School in Lincoln County where I have taught World History, Civics, Psychology/Sociology, and AP European History.

Bart Sigmon

Bart_Sigmon@catawbaschools.net

Bunker Hill High School

I received my Bachelor of Arts in History from UNC-Greensboro in 1998. I started at Bunker Hill High School in 2005. I have taught World History, Civics, American History I and II, Psychology , Current Events, AP US History and AP Psychology. Prior to teaching for Online Catawba I was the Track and Field and Cross Country Coach for Bunker Hill.

Lee Swanson

Lee_Swanson@catawbaschools.net

Bunker Hill High School

I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2007. I have a Bachelor’s degree in History. I have taught social studies for 10 years. I am currently in my 4th year at Bunker Hill High School. In addition to social studies courses at Bunker Hill, I also help facilitate a weight training class. I have coached basketball for over a decade and currently led the Bunker Hill Men’s Basketball team.