Drexler Middle/Intermediate School
Address: 405 3rd Ave. NE | Farley, IA 52046
Phone: (563) 744-3371
Fax: (563) 744-3711
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Welcome to our DMS B-10 Science Classroom Webpage!
 
Mr. Yilek's 8th Grade Science & 8th Grade Current Science Classroom.
 
 
Contact Mr. Yilek via email at:   michael.yilek@wdbqschools.org
 
Contact Mr. Yilek via phone at:  563.744.3371  ext. 5120 
 
 
Education:
  •  Iowa State University 
 
Experience:
  • Western Dubuque Community School (2003-Present)
  • West Bend-Mallard Community School (1991-2003)
  • Mallard Community School (1986-1991)
 
Other Information:
 
Mr. Yilek was born into an educator family.  His father was a math & physics teacher for 30 years.  His mother was a school office administrative assistant.  His older sister was an elementary teacher. One of his younger sisters also graduated with a teaching degree.  He chose to become a teacher during his sophomore year at Iowa State University.  
 
Mr. Yilek taught middle school and high school social studies at Mallard, and then West Bend-Mallard after those schools consolidated.  He also coached volleyball and girls basketball (it was six-on-six basketball, for those of you old enough to remember that sport).  He also co-founded the WBM Middle School Quiz Bowl program.  He coached softball at Plainfield Community School from 1981-1992.  He coached softball at Eagle Grove Community School from 1994-2001.  
 
Upon moving to the Western Dubuque Community School, he began teaching science.  He has taught both 7th and 8th grade, but currently is teaching 8th grade only.  He also founded the DMS Quiz Bowl program.  
 
Mr. Yilek is married and his wife is a professor at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI).  She was previously a teacher, a principal, and a human resource director in seven different school districts in Iowa.  He has a daughter, son-in-law, and three granddaughters living in Dubuque.  He has a son, daughter-in-law, and grandson living in Cedar Falls.  He loves traveling, bike riding, and playing cards.  His favorite teams are the St. Louis Cardinals, the Minnesota Vikings, the Iowa State Cyclones, and Dubuque Thunder Softball.  Mr. Yilek also works as a softball umpire and part time at the Asbury Hy-Vee.  
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