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Social Studies Faculty

Anderson, Benjamin — Social Studies Faculty
610-868-2971 Ext. 2213

Mr. Anderson has been with Charter Arts long enough to have taught Western Civilization, US1, US2 and Government. He brings a unique energy and passion of history to every subject and student. READ MORE

Boyer, Doug — Social Studies Faculty
610-868-2971 Ext. 2423

Mr. Boyer is thrilled to be joining the staff at Charter Arts as a member of the Social Studies department.  Born and raised in Bethlehem, he graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Political Science Education and history.  He is currently working towards a Masters Degree in classroom technology at Wilkes University. READ MORE

Nesfeder, Amy — Social Studies Faculty
Department Chair
(610) 868-2971 Ext.2221

Amy Nesfeder received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with minors in Communications and International Relations from Florida State University. While at Florida State, she was a member and captain of the varsity swim team. After college, she received a Corporate Law and Business Finance Certification from The Institute for Paralegal Training in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was employed for several years as a litigation paralegal with a law firm in Jacksonville, Florida. Mrs. Nesfeder received her Juris Doctorate from the Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama. While pursuing her law degree, she interned in Washington, D.C. with Ashland Oil, Inc. as a legislative aide and with the United States Environmental Protection Agency as a law clerk. READ MORE

Shuman, Tim — Social Studies Faculty
(610) 868-2971 Ext. 2222

After over 20 years of experience in Human Resources with various retail organizations Mr. Shuman has returned to his passion of teaching. At various times in his career he has taught creative writing, literature, mass media, SAT prep and theatre in locations as varied as a church, traditional classroom and in a jail. READ MORE

Shumski, Matthew — Social Studies Faculty
610-868-2971 Ext. 2303

Mr. Shumski is thrilled to be joining the team at Charter Arts this school year. His student-centered educational philosophy is focused on engagement, enthusiasm, knowledge,"outside of the box" methods, and critical thinking. Mr. Shumski graduated from Temple University in 2011. He holds an Bachelor's of Arts Honors Degree in History and a Bachelor's of Arts in Secondary Education. READ MORE

Vanaman, Megan — Social Studies Faculty

Miss Vanaman is new to the Charter Arts community, teaching US1 and Sociology during the 2017/18 school year. She grew up in Huntingdon Valley, PA before moving to Wilmington, Delaware. Miss Vanaman attended an arts high school in Delaware called Cab Calloway School of the Arts before returning to Pennsylvania to earn a B.A. in Social Studies Secondary Education from Juniata College in 2015. Last year, Miss Vanaman taught SAT Prep and served as a day-to-day substitute and long-term substitute at Cab Calloway. READ MORE