Wheeless, Maggie- School Counselor

Hello My Name Is...

Ms. Maggie Wheeless

My Schedule
North Buncombe Elementary School: Mondays and Wednesdays (and alternating Fridays)
West Buncombe Elementary Schools: Tuesdays and Thursdays (and alternating Fridays)
Best Way to Contact Me:
The best way to reach me directly is through email: margery.wheeless@bcsemail.org

This is a photo of Ms. Wheeless teaching a class.
Hello! My name is Maggie Wheeless. I have lived in many places but I consider Mableton, Georgia my home. I left there in 1993 to attend Western Carolina University. I did both my undergraduate and graduate work at WCU.

After college I served in the AmeriCorps NCCC program. I was stationed in Charleston, SC but traveled all over the southeast. I was lucky enough to be on the wildland firefighting and disaster relief teams although we didn't get to use our firefighting training much. My team spent a lot of our time doing manual labor for the park service and in the public schools. It was during that time that I decided that I wanted to work in schools when I "grew up".

I started working for two federal TRIO programs at WCU in 2000. I was the Assistant Director of the Upward Bound Math and Science program and an Outreach Counselor for the Educational Talent Search program. Both of those programs work to get middle and high school students who are low-income and potential first generation college students, like myself, to go to college.

I started my career as a School Counselor in 2007 at AC Reynolds High School in Buncombe County. I later worked at Edneyville Elementary in Henderson County and have been at Isaac Dickson since 2014. I love being a school counselor and feel lucky to work at Isaac Dickson where the staff values social emotional learning so much.

Some of my favorite things to do when I'm not at work include camping, swimming, mountain biking, reading, and spending time with my dogs. My husband and I love taking adventures in our canoe and skiing when we get the chance.