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Meet the teacher - Dave Dziengel

Dave Dziengel

Class/Grade/Subject(s): Seventh-grade Life Science, eighth-grade Food Science, ninth-grade Physical Science.

My family: Wife Janelle, and three boys: Miles, 9, Lee, 6, and Bennet, 3 1/2.

I grew up in: Villard, Minn.

My high school: Minnewaska Area

College:  Biology/Life Sciences degree at Moorhead State University.

My academic achievements: Graduating in four years.

Other life achievements: My wife and I built a house in Watkins 10 years ago; we had a contractor but we did a lot of the work ourselves.

My favorite school experience (as a student): Making it to the State Tournament in basketball and baseball as a senior at Minnewaska.

My favorite school experience (as a teacher): Preparing students for the fabulous MCA III science test.

Something most people don’t know about me: I student-taught and lived for a year in New Zealand. I also taught for a year in Hawaii.