Staff Spotlight: Dave Wieber

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Job title: Science Teacher at Faribault High School

Other roles: Science Department Chair, Assistant Wrestling Coach, Head Boys Track & Field Coach

Classes you teach: Introductory Physical Science, Physics, and College Now Physics.

Education: I graduated from St. Cloud Cathedral High School in 1984. I graduated from St. Cloud State University with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Science Secondary Education and earned a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Minnesota State University, Mankato.  

Work experience: In high school, I worked as a data entry person for a trucking company and as a dishwasher for a bakery. In college, I worked as a library aide, a groundskeeper, a telemarketer, and worked in retail clothing sales.  

Years with the district: This is my 30th year teaching science and coaching at Faribault High School. I started teaching in the fall of 1990.

What are some of your hobbies and interests? I enjoy traveling, both in the US (47 of 50 states) and abroad(16 countries, mostly in Europe). I like camping, canoeing, hiking, and fishing. I am a voracious reader, especially science fiction/fantasy and historical fiction. I also enjoy playing games of all kinds.

What’s something interesting about you that not a lot of people know? I lived in Alnwick Castle in Northern England for six months when I studied abroad in college.

Why did you decide to pursue a career in education? I chose to go into teaching because I enjoy learning and want to share that passion for learning with others. I also find the daily variety of challenges to be refreshing.

What do you enjoy most about working with students? I enjoy watching them grow and develop over their four years at FHS. I especially enjoy seeing students accomplish things that they never thought possible and growing in their self-confidence and realizing what they are capable of.  

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