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Wes Priest, English Instructor

Wes Priest, English Instructor

Mr. Priest is an English teacher at University High School. He joined our faculty in 2005.


B.A. in Journalism, Indiana University
M.A. in English Literature, Butler University (in progress)
U.S. Soccer “B” License
National Diploma, National Soccer Coaches Association of America

Past Experience

8th Grade English Teacher, The Orchard School


Member of the 1988 NCAA Championship Indiana University Soccer Team
Winner of the 1995 Indiana Youth Soccer Association Girls’ Coach of the Year
Winner of the 2010 St. Vincent Spirit of Sport Award for Coach of the Year
Member of the National Council of Teachers of English

Courses Taught in 2021-22

Advanced English: Literature & The Environment
Advanced English: Speculative Fiction
AP English Language & Composition

What do you like about working at University High School?

I love the fact that I know all my students. And this is what makes working here so rewarding and enjoyable. This is a school that values and encourages meaningful relationships between the students and faculty. It is these relationships that help students recognize and realize their potential.

Personal Information

I am married to Melanie Priest, and I have four children, three of whom are graduates of University High School. Away from school, I love spending time in the outdoors hiking and backpacking with my children. I also love to read and travel.

Contact Wes

Telephone: (317) 733-4475, ext. 181
Email: wpriest@universityhighschool.org