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Faculty Friday: Greg Walasek

Greg is originally from Racine, Wisconsin, born and raised.  He received Bachelor of Arts and  Visual Art teaching certification from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside where he received All-American honors as a member of the Men’s Soccer Team.  He decided to take a chance and get into internal teaching right after he graduated from college and never looked back. Greg is very proud of where he comes  from but happy for all the amazing people and experiences he has had since he left Wisconsin.  He has over 10 years of Visual Art teaching experience, having taught in Rio de Janeiro and Singapore.

What is your role at Dwight School Seoul? 
Whole School Head of Arts, Visual Art teacher for the upper school.  I also coach Lower School boys soccer.

What made you decide to work in an education setting?  And what is your philosophy?
I decided to become a teacher because I really like working with young people and seeing their creativity and artistic skill grow. My educational philosophy is centered around building positive relationships with my students to help educate them holistically, not only getting to know how to best support their learning but how to best help them succeed in their development as people.

What do you like the most about working at DSS?
The students and my colleagues. Since I’ve started at Dwight School Seoul, the students have always been a pleasure to work with and my colleagues, especially the Arts team, have been amazing to work with every day and build friendships with.

What are your interests and or hobbies?
Soccer, relaxing with my wife, my dog Kyo.

Who inspires you and how?
Anyone who is exciting, creative and loyal. Also people who make the most out of their situation even if they have very little.

If you were given one wish, what would it be?
If I had one wish, it would be to have a house on the beach.

Why would you tell a prospective family to choose DSS?
It is a small community that really cares and looks after each other.

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