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Mr. Wankoff grew up in Connecticut and moved to Chicago to attend the Univerity of Chicago where he majored in English Literature. During his twenties, he worked as a freelance writer and played guitar in several rock and roll bands. His interest in music led him to the Old Town School of Folk Music where he worked in management and taught various instruments. At the age of 39, he decided to change careers and become a teacher. He received a Masters in teaching from Northeastern Illinois University and spent fourteen and a half years teaching English and English as a Second Language at Foreman College and Career Academy before coming to Rickover. He also has a masters degree in Literacy Education.
Classes Taught by Mr. Wankoff
"My job is to help each maturing young person advance in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. This happens slowly and steadily through consistent work. I know that each student comes to class differing skills and talents, but I expect students to do their best and to reach toward excellence. In class, I often say that when we do our best, we can be proud of ourselves and our families can be proud of us."