Dean, Upper House
Mrs. Santiago received her BA in Secondary Education/Social Studies from La Salle University in Philadelphia. She will be teaching Freshman World History at CHAD. Prior to CHAD she taught World History, AP Government & Politics, and Philadelphia Government at Cardinal Dougherty HS. More recently, she taught American History at Nueva Esperanza HS. In addition to her teaching duties, she will also serve as the moderator for the Philadelphia Government Club.
The CHAD Philadelphia Government Club promotes responsible participation in local government. Students work cooperatively to identify major issues in Philadelphia. They research the issues, evaluate solutions, develop their own solutions and present their ideas to local representatives and their peers. The club helps students learn how local laws and policies are made and how they can influence policies that affect their neighborhoods. In the process, they develop an understanding for democratic values and principles, tolerance, and feelings of political value.
Mrs. Santiago and her husband, Sam, are committed to Philadelphia. Their dedication to ending homelessness, poverty, violence and improving education throughout the city to help all people reach their fullest potential is part of their passion and vocation.
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