Mr. Phil Winecke



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Mr. Phil Winecke

Mr. Winecke is a middle school teacher at Dennis Lab School. He teaches Project Based Learning, seventh grade science, eighth grade science, and coaches track at DLS. He graduated from Illinois State University in 2008 with a Bachelors in Education focused on Middle School Science and Social Studies. In 2014 he earned his Master's Degree from the American College of Education in Educational Technology.


His classroom is focused on problem based learning and critical thinking. They use STEAM activities throughout the year to express the concepts they have learned; and use unique projects and labs to show their knowledge instead of standard assessments.


Mr. Winecke is married to Anne Winecke and they have two children, Molly and Max. They all enjoy watching Illinois State Basketball games, traveling around the country, and camping during the summer. Mr. Winecke’s favorite hobby is his 65 gallon saltwater aquarium.