My name is Aaron Sterchi and I am a currently a long-term sub / social studies teacher at Plainfield North High School. Before that, I taught for four years at Freeport High School.
Email: ASterchi@psd202.org, Sterchi01@gmail.com
Room: 408, Plainfield North High School
Courses Taught: Government, AP Government, U.S. History, Sociology, Sociology II /Social Science Research Methods
Endorsements: History (Active Highly Qualified status), Sociology (Active Highly Qualified Status), Paraeducator
Degrees held: BA History (Northern Illinois University); BA in Sociology (Northern Illinois University)
Historical Research: My previous research was centered on the social construction of mental illness throughout history with an emphasis on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other war-related anxiety disorders. Most of my research was centered on the Civil War, but also sought to explain the way perceptions of the mind and its aberrations have changed according to place and time.
My future research will be primarily on the ancient world with emphasis on Greece and Rome. I traveled to Râșnov, Romania (Transylvania) in Summer 2015 to work on the excavation of an ancient Roman military outpost (Castrum Cumidava) used during the Dacian Wars (101-107 CE).
Sociological Research: My previous research (2015) was directed by Prof. Markowitz through Northern Illinois University and was centered on understanding the readjustment patterns and potential problems modern military veterans face as they transition from the battlefield back into civilian life.
Football: I was the freshman head coach at Freeport High School, as well as a offensive and defensive linemen coach for the varsity. I also coached for one year at Aquin High School in Freeport, IL as the varsity wide-receivers coach. This year, I coached for Plainfield East High School as a volunteer special teams coordinator and jack-of-all-trades coach.
Speech Team: I coached speech team for four years at Freeport High School.
Clubs I have sponsored: Competitive Gaming Club, Guitar Club, Dungeons & Dragons Club, Anime Club, Film Club.