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Trojan Spotlight: Mr. Dennis Wilfong

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Mr. Wilfong assisted students with their homework after school.

Mr. Wilfong assisted students with their homework after school.

Mr. Wilfong assisted students with their homework after school.

Nic Merrell, Staff Writer

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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.

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