Gary Houfek is more than just a history teacher. He has a humorous personality, boisterous laugh, knack for “speaking” to crows and a massive cheese hat to boot.
Of all the teachers at Los Alamos High School, none has more craze and charisma than Houfek, which makes for an unforgettable character. He grew up in Wisconsin, the land of cheese and Green Bay Packers, back in the days when, according to him, “you earned an A!”
Teen Pulse staff members Owen Bradbury-Aranda, Alexandra Hehlen, Kenzi Hunsaker and Lily Johnson put the teacher to the test and asked him a few questions about his life in high school.
Where did you go to high school?
“Appleton West High School, in Appleton, Wis. I graduated in 1971. My first year after high school I worked for the FBI in Washington, then I went to Madison and I was actually contemplating pre-law. But by the ’70s, I just wasn’t into it.
What were you like in high school?
“Believe it or not, I was pretty much a knucklehead. I was manager of the basketball team and we took state junior year.”