Meet Michael Wenthe

Meet Michael Wenthe
Dani Seiss

As part of our ongoing series Meet Our GDS Faculty and Staff, we are excited to present: Meet Michael Wenthe!

Read the Q&A below to learn more about Michael.

Primary Role: High School English Teacher

Pronouns: he/him

Years at GDS: A dozen so far


Michael before and after the pandemic.

What do you love about GDS?

Working here makes it easy to pursue the ideal of a lifelong love of learning.

A favorite part of your job?

When students teach me something new about a literary text or technique, whether during class discussion or in their writing. 

A top hope/wish for your students and/or colleagues?

Health (abi gezunt!) and happiness (mitsvah gedolah lihyot besimchah).  

Personal passions/hobbies/pastimes?

Reading; playing guitar; cartooning 

A few favorites?
Favorite recipes:
Derby pie; picadillo; challah
Favorite movies: Spirited Away; The Big Lebowski; Pogo for President
Favorite band: Depends on my mood!
Favorite countries I’ve traveled to: Italy; France; Ireland; Spain; Japan

Tell us about your family.

My spouse and our three children are all native Washingtonians. 

One thing about yourself your students/colleagues/others probably don't know?

My middle name.


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