Kurt Wessler Biography

Kurt Wessler

Kurt Wessler - Associate Head of School/Social Studies Department Chair

Before joining Combine, Kurt worked for 29 years in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System, distinguishing himself as a teacher and coach. Mr. Wessler serves as the Social Studies Department Chair, bringing with him a wealth of experience in the classroom. He was twice recognized as a Star Teacher of the Year by Time Warner Cable. He has taught classes at all levels in Social Studies. His AP World and AP United States students annually outperformed their peers across the US on their respective AP College Board tests. Mr. Wessler is also recognized as a National Board-Certified Teacher and served for many years as a Master Teacher for CMS, a role in which he tutored other teachers within the system.  Coach Wessler will also serve in the athletic side of Combine Academy as an assistant administrator. Coach Wessler achieved tremendous success in multiple sports as a coach in CMS. As an assistant baseball coach, under Gary Smith at Providence High School, he was an integral part of the 1995 State Championship team. In 1997, he took over as the first head basketball coach in the history of Vance High School. He proceeded to win a state title in 2003 and won 229 games over a 14-year career as head coach at Vance and later Butler HS in Matthews, NC. His teams won 1 state title, had 3 regional appearances, participated in 6 sectional finals, and won 10 conference titles.  Mr. Wessler is a graduate of Northwest Cabarrus High School, where he played both basketball and baseball, being named all-conference in both sports. He played baseball at USC-Spartanburg (now USC Upstate) before transferring to Appalachian State University, where he majored in History/Secondary Education. Mr. Wessler has been married for over 25 years to his wife Colleen and has two children, a freshman in college and a high school junior. Contact Kurt Wessler at: [email protected] or at 704-909-0540.

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