North Platte High School | Information Technology/English
Philep Willey teaches Information Technology and English classes at North Platte High School. Mr. Willey came to the district in 2013 as an English teacher and varsity football coach. He recently received an IT endorsement from Wayne State and started teaching computer science classes in the fall of 2016.
Mr. Willey received his BA in 7-12 English from Hastings College in 2002 and immediately enrolled in graduate school there the following year. While in graduate school he earned an MAT in Language Arts and coached football for the Hastings College Broncos.
After graduation he took his first job in Bayard, Nebraska. While there Philep taught dual credit composition, freshman English, and speech. He also coached wrestling, track, speech, strength training, and football. Mr. Willey was the head football coach for eight years. Under his tenure, the Tigers made the playoffs for the first time in 18 years and set many offensive state records.
In 2007 Philep married the love of his life: Kassy. They have one son, Maverick (6), and one daughter, Maycee (newborn). One of Mr. Willey’s favorite hobbies is coaching his son in various sports. He also enjoys target shooting, competition bbq’s, and home improvement projects.
Currently, Mr. Willey teaches Digital and Advanced Digital Media, Web and Advanced Web Design, Information Technology, and AP Lit and Composition. He enjoys watching students flourish in the mesh of creativity and technology in his classes. Mr. Willey finds satisfaction in helping students achieve the department's mission of becoming problem solving, career-ready individuals who can make positive contributions to society. He also coaches quarterbacks and serves as offensive coordinator for the Bulldog football team.