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Expectations of the History Social Science Department 2016-2017

The Rio Linda High School Social Science Department believes that all students can achieve at high levels. We offer a robust and diverse program that includes activities, projects, and speakers. The courses are designed around the California State standards. They are all college prep courses. To support high achievement, the department expects students will: 

  • Write (essays, short answers, document based questions) 
  • Read their texts outside of class
  • Become informed about the world and events around them
  • Address all parts of the assigned tasks
  • Use their own words in writing/projects and avoid plagiarism
  • Engage in civic participation and learn how their decisions affect the world around them
  • Follow directions and stay engaged in classes

Instructors will:

  • Stay current on research and methodology in the Social Sciences
  • Work to provide a safe environment for the exploration of ideas and concepts central to Social Sciences
  • Grade and return assignments in a timely manner
  • Communicate with parents and guardians regarding progress and content via School Loop, phone and email.
  • Make themselves available for extra help as necessary
Bibayoff, Larry
Government, AP World History; Water Polo Coach; Swimming Coach
Dickey, Jane
World History
Fox, Michael
Economics; Anthropology
Morris, Michael
World History; Sports PE
Szabo, Elizabeth
EL Government; EL US History; EL World History
Tisue, Janet
World History/U.S. History
Watson, Chris
Teacher - AP US History, US History & Ag Academy
Wilderman, Jennifer
AP Government, AP Macroeconomics, AP US History, AVID 11
Wilson, Eric
US History; World History

Social Science Department


Welcome to the Rio Linda High School History Department. The department offers World History (10th), US History (11th), AP World History (10th ), AP US History (11th), Psychology, Economics (12th) and Government (12th). We'd like you to meet the History department instructors and get to know them a bit..... 

  • Liz Guyer: US History and AP US History. Department Chair. National Board Certified Teacher. 
  • Larry Bibiyoff: AP World History, 
  • Janet Tisue: Ms. Tisue has been a Rio Linda staff member for 14 years and has taught: World History, U.S. History,  Economics, & Resource Classes. Ms Tisue has a BA in Social Science an MA in Education. She also holds credentials in and Clear Cross Cultural Language and Academic Development. Her hobbies include anything outdoors and is actively involved in the Sierra Club, The Nature Conservancy, the Audubon Society and the Save the American River Society. 
  • Jane Dickey: World History Instructor. This is Mrs. Dickey's third year at RLHS, previously she worked at a middle school teaching 7th grade World History. Mrs. Dickey earned her BA in Social Science from CSUS and is currently pursuing her MA at Laverne.  
  • Mike Fox:
  • Sean Millard: 
  • Michael Morris: World History and Sports P.E. This is Mr. Morris' 20th year at RLHS. He graduated from CSUS with a BA in History (Double concentration in World and US and  minor in Philosophy) Mr. Morris is our Head Football Coach and has also coached Track and Field, Golf and Basketball. Mr Morris is originally from Redding, Ca.  
  • Brian Emerson: Mr. Emerson is our latest addition to the RLHS staff. Mr. Emerson was formerly at Foothill High School and has served as the Coordinator for history social science for Twin Rivers as well as the Rio Linda Student Learning Coach last year. He has his BA in Humanities and is working on completing his MA in US History. He is CLAD certified and has bot a Single subject and English credential. 

If you are looking for a specific instructor/course, please look to the left navigation bar which has links to each instructors page.  

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