Debbie Castellani

Phone: 224-765-2292


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Debbie Castellani

My name is Ms. Castellani.  This is my 16th year at HPHS.  I am currently teaching American Studies, US History, and Urban History.  I have also taught US History Survey, International Relations, and Patterns in World History. 

I grew up in Highland Park and went to Highland Park High School.  I then earned my BA in History at Northwestern University.  I earned an MAT at Harvard specializing in urban education.  I am now working on another Master's degree in Guidance Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University. 

I live in Skokie with my husband and two beautiful children, Lucas and Charlie. 

I can best be reached by email at or through my office phone at 224-765-2292.  

The best place for students to access information about courses is through my Google Classroom sites, where I give daily updates about class activities and have uploads of important documents.  

** Please note that my Google Classroom sites linked to the left are only viewable by students using classroom access code**