Welcome

About Mr. Wiegel

     Welcome!  I am excited to be back full-time this year to Emmons!  I will be teaching grades 5-8 PE this year, with help from the always wonderful Mrs. McCameron.  I will also have an 8th grade Advisory and will be helping Mrs. Grimon with a 6th grade Math class.

A little bit about me . . . 

    In addition to being certified for PE, Social Studies, and Language Arts, I am also certified to teach Science and Spanish.  I am a former Emmons graduate (1993) and also attended Antioch Community High School, where I graduated in 1997.   I completed my Bachelor's degree at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI, where I majored in History and minored in Secondary Education and Spanish.  I also completed coursework at the University of Phoenix and the College of Lake County.  I have been teaching on and off since 2002, my first 3 years at Woodland Middle School in Gurnee, and the remainder here at Emmons as a teacher, paraprofessional, Athletic Director, basketball coach, and even as a summer custodian.

    I live in the Emmons community and my daughters are both here at Emmons, Courtney in 4th and Alexis in 5th grades.  My wife, Laura, works at a pharmaceutical company.  We love pretty much all sports, boating, taking road trips, and dogs (we have a HUGE 5 year old Bernese Mountain Dog named Boomer).  I played football through college, and baseball, basketball, and hockey as much on the side as I could.  Believe it or not, hockey, not football, is my favorite sport and I love anything Blackhawks.

Contact Info

Mr. Wiegel
5-8th Grade PE, 8th Grade Advisor
847-395-1105 extension 251
dwiegel@emmons33.org
Office in the Tabar Gymnasium
Feel free to contact me anytime - although e-mail does tend to get the quickest response.
Most of my class information is contained on my Google Classroom.

Personal Message

"A Person Always Doing His Or Her Best Becomes A Natural Leader, Just By Example."

- Joe DiMaggio