Westfield High School

Meet Your Teacher

Name:  Holly Wheeler

 

Grade/Subject at what school: 10th & 11th grade/Westfield High School English Teacher

 

Number of years teaching: 17

 

Background/Schooling (college & high school):

Indiana University-“if you’re a B-town girl, put your hands up!”

Master of Science in Secondary Education.

 

Why did you become a teacher? I’ve always been young at heart (probably too young), and I appreciate change, and teenagers definitely dynamic.  Also, I have always had a passion for reading, helping people, and motivation people.  

 

What goals do you have for your students? To find a love for reading and to find themselves challenged with reading difficult and different material than what they are used to.

 

 

What do you encourage parents to do at home to help their children strengthen particular skills? READ and have opne discourse about anything and everthing. Talk about current issues and teach your children how to self-advocate.

 

Name your favorite movie. I’m going to name television programs instead—Downton Abbey, Mad Men, The Office, and SNL.

 

Name your favorite musician or band. The Black Keys, Killers, The Avett Brothers, and Bon Iver.

 

What’s something your students might not know about you?

I ran a 50 mile race and that I enjoy learning from them more than they do from me!!