Trojan Spotlight: Mr. Dennis Wilfong


Mr. Wilfong assisted students with their homework after school.

Nic Merrell, Staff Writer

Entering his eleventh year of teaching, Mr. Wilfong came to Platteview High School with experience teaching 8th grade at Papillion LaVista Junior High. He currently co-teaches English and supports students outside of class at Platteview Central.

Q: What influenced your decision to come here?
A: I’d say Mr. Stier. I taught with him at LaVista, and he said he loved it here so I decided I should apply.

Q: Where and what did you teach before coming to Platteview?
A: I was at LaVista, and I taught eighth grade.

Q: What are your responsibilities at Platteview?
A: I co-teach in English and support students outside of class.

Q: What is one little known fact about you?
A: I sold cars in El Paso for three weeks.

Q: What is one goal for yourself and one goal for your students this year at Platteview?
A: I want to buy a sports car this spring (possibly over spring break). My professional goal is to promote effective co-teaching. [As a goal for my students,] I want each of my [them] to become more independent and take ownership in his/her education.

Q: What is one of your favorite songs and why?
A: I love so many songs and bands that I can only narrow it down to two. One of my favorites is “Fuel” by Metallica. I like it because of the tempo, and because Metallica is one of my favorite bands; it’s a great song to listen to while exercising or driving. Another favorite is “Another Brick in the Wall” by Pink Floyd. I like that song because it reminds me of one of my favorite books 1948 by George Orwell.

Q: What does it mean to be a Trojan?
A: To have a good work ethic, to be a part of a team, and to always do your best.