Jessica Felker Wheeler
I am the Library Media Specialist at Nursery Road Elementary School in Columbia, SC. I graduated with a BS in Early Childhood Education in 1998 from Winthrop University. For two years, I taught first grade at Ford School in Laurens. After my time at Ford, I completed my MLIS at the University of South Carolina in 2001. Next, I was the library media specialist at Newberry Middle School for five years in Newberry, SC. During my time at NMS, I was recognized as Teacher of the Year in 2003-2004 and as the Distinguished Teacher of Reading for Secondary Schools in Newberry County in 2004. I have presented at the SCASL and SCIRA conferences. I have served twice on the South Carolina Association of School Librarians' executive board as the Pre-Service Chair and Advocacy Chair. For the past eight years, I have been the library media specialist at Nursery Road Elementary School. In the time that I have been at NRES, I have become a National Board Certified Teacher. I chaired the Public Relations committee for six years. I was recognized as the 2012-2013 Distinguished Teacher of Reading for NRES from the South Carolina International Reading Association. I am currently serving as the District Contact for the Elementary Library Media Specialists in Lexington/Richland District 5. I love to shop, run, play with my dog Lucy, spend time with my husband, Brian, explore new apps, and READ!