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Wes Priest, English Instructor

Wes-Priest-English-TeacherWes 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. Course Work in English Literature, Butler University
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
Former Coach of University High School Varsity Soccer (14 years)
Member of the National Council of Teachers of English
Member of The Independent Schools Association of The Central States (ISACS)
Boys’ Director of the Indiana Fire Academy Soccer Club

2023-24 Courses

Advanced English: Crime Fiction
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. My oldest son (UHS alum 2010), Rory Priest, was married a month ago in Italy and Audrey Priest (UHS ’23) served as officiant and Keegan Priest (UHS alum 2020) was the best man. I cried a lot.

Contact Wes

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