Science/Biology Teacher Mr. Wnek dons his summer-school attire (below). The father of three young daughters came to Fenwick seven years ago from St. Patrick High School in Chicago.
What is your educational background?
DW: I have a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Philosophy from Loyola University Chicago, and I’m currently working on my Master’s in Biology from Clemson University.
What did you do prior to becoming a teacher at Fenwick?
DW: I taught Chemistry and Biology at St. Patrick High School, where I also coached track, cross-country, soccer and volleyball.
What are you currently reading for enjoyment?
DW: The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss. Both myself and my one-year-old daughter, Julia, enjoy it immensely.
What interests do you pursue outside of the classroom?
DW: Outside of the classroom, my main interest is my family, which includes three daughters under the age of six. When I find extra time, I enjoy playing volleyball, ping pong, soccer and cooking.
To what teams and/or clubs did you belong as a student?
DW: I ran track and cross country, and was part of the NHS [National Honor Society].
Which clubs/sports/activities do you run at Fenwick?
DW: At Fenwick, I coach track and cross country. I’m also part of the Robotics Club and Kairos.
What quality/characteristic marks a Fenwick student?
DW: Motivated and courteous.
When did you decide to become a teacher, and why did you choose this field?