ORG Passaic Valley Regional High School Title BIO Kathleen Menake is a Social Studies teacher from Passaic Valley Regional High School in Little Falls, New Jersey. She has taught for twelve years and is currently teaching the courses World History Honors, U.S.History II and Contemporary Issues through Videoconferencing. Ms. Menake has incorporated videoconferencing into her courses for over nine years; she and her students have participated in hundreds of videoconferences over these years. With a drive to encourage her students to become global citizens, Kathleen Menake helped to design and teaches the course, Contemporary Issues through Videoconferencing, which is currently in its second year. It is an elective open to junior and senior high school students and it prepares students to become effective and responsible contributors at the individual, community, state, national and international levels.