History/Social Studies Classes

History is a guide to navigation in perilous times.

–David McCullough, Historian

The mission of the Jockey Hollow Middle School History/Social Studies Department is for students to read, speak, write, and think as historians. This involves the use of historical thinking skills, the critical examination of both primary and secondary sources, debate, seminar discussion, document-based argumentative writing, and the presentation of their work.

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Instructional Leader

(203) 452-5823 ext. 7153

Ian Lowell began teaching at Masuk High School in 2000 and now serves as Secondary Instructional Leader for History/Social Studies. He loves the Red Sox, Patriots, exploring our National Parks, and historic sites. Mr. Lowell wants to help students share his enthusiasm for history and to think critically about our past, present, and future.

Main Campus

(203) 452-2905 ext. 6212


Mrs. Amato is currently teaching 6th Grade Science and Social Studies at main campus.

STEM Campus

(203) 452-2919 ext.7210

Mr. Cacace attended Jockey Hollow Middle School and graduated from Masuk High School in 2003. His love for history began with his grandfather who not only loved history, but lived it, as a veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. Mr. Cacace's love for learning American history began in 8th grade, and he is honored to be able to teach it to this day. Outside of the classroom, you can find him building various projects in his wood shop, working on cars in his garage, or spending time with his family. Mr. Cacace is currently teaching 8th Grade Humanities at STEM campus.

STEM Campus

(203) 452-2919 ext.7218

Mrs. Carter is currently teaching 6th Grade Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies at STEM campus.


Main Campus

(203) 452-2905 ext.6202

Mrs. Chadwick is currently teaching 7th Grade Social Studies at main campus.

Main Campus

(203) 452-2905 ext.6214

Mrs. Conte is currently teaching 6th Grade Language Arts and Social Studies at main campus.

Main Campus

(203) 452-2905 ext.6209

Mrs. Coppola is currently teaching 6th Grade Language Arts and Social Studies at main campus.

Main Campus

(203) 452-2905 ext.6211

Mrs. Crenwick is currently teaching 6th Grade Language Arts and Social Studies at main campus.

Main Campus

(203) 452-2905 ext.63056215

Ms. Daley is currently teaching 7th Grade Math and Social Studies at main campus.


Main Campus

(203) 452-2905 ext.6309

Douglas DelVecchio Jr. started teaching at Jockey Hollow in 2003 after working in the sports publishing world and ESPN. His mother Carol DelVecchio taught 4th Grade at Monroe Elementary for 35 years and his father Douglas taught 8th Grade U.S. History at both Chalk Hill/Jockey Hollow for 34 years. His wife, Jacqueline, is currently an 8th Grade Language Arts teacher at Jockey Hollow. “Mr. D”, as his students call him, teaches 8th Grade U.S. History. In the summer of 2018, he was one of 25 history teachers selected from around the country to take part in a fellowship in Washington D.C. on the Civil War and how it impacts our society today. Mr. DelVecchio coached the 8th Grade Baseball team from 2003 to 2017, going 14-0 in his last season before retiring to coach his oldest son’s T-ball team. Mr. D’s favorite aspect of teaching is seeing his students enjoy the study of history and begin to understand how history impacts all of us today.


Main Campus

(203) 452-2905 ext.6308

Jaclyn Flynn graduated from Masuk in 2008 and started teaching History at Jockey Hollow Middle School in 2016. Currently, she teaches 8th grade U.S. History and 7th grade Geography. Mrs. Flynn also coaches Masuk's Varsity Field Hockey team. Mrs. Flynn loves helping her students make historical connections to their daily lives!

STEM Campus

(203) 452-2919 ext.7216

Mrs. Higgins is currently teaching 6th Grade Math and Social Studies at STEM campus.


Main Campus

(203) 452-2919 ext.7216

Mrs. Mysogland is currently teaching 6th Grade Math and Social Studies at main campus.


STEM Campus

(203) 452-2919 ext.7206

Mrs. Shaw is currently teaching 7th Grade Science, Social Studies, and Computers at STEM campus.