Wes Westby is the Upper School learning specialist.
For him, one of the greatest honors as a teacher has been being asked by alumni years later to be in their wedding parties, and to continue backpacking, canoeing and kayaking trips with alums well into their college years and beyond.
Westby graduated from Central Washington University.
Before joining the faculty at Charles Wright in 1991, after having spent over ten years teaching in the public school system, he had worked as a service station attendant, house painter, gandy-dancer, Marine Corps combat motion picture photographer, Continental Airlines flight attendant and a driver for United Parcel Service.
"Nothing compares to teaching and its rewards," says Westby
In 1999, the CWA Parent Association
with the Inspirational Faculty Award and in 2009 he
received the Murray Family Foundation Chair for Teaching Excellence
In addition to teaching study skills, Westby
coordinates the Advanced Placement program and College Board exams for students with disabilities.
also leads Winterim and Outdoor Education trips.
He is a member of the board of the DuPont Historical Society and a former member of the City of DuPont's planning agency.
enjoys skiing, backpacking, kayaking and photography.
But most of all he
enjoys working with students.
believes it is important that those of you reading this biography know he
is not as old as he
looks or as his
use of the phrase "motion picture" cameraman suggests.