Mr. Jeff Wheeless was born and raised in Thomaston Georgia. He graduated from Upson-Lee High School in 1999. He attended Valdosta State University before returning home and earning an Electronics Technician Degree from Flint River College and joining the workforce at Robins Airforce Base. After spending 5 years as an electronic technician at Robins Airforce Base, he went back to school and in 2010 graduated from Macon State College with a Bachelor’s of Science in Education (Early Childhood and Special Education). He will graduate from Columbus State University in December (2018) with a Master’s in Educational Leadership.
He began his teaching career at Upson-Lee South Elementary in 2010 as a third grade teacher. He came to Upson-Lee Middle School in 2014 as an 8th grade Special Education Co-Teacher and in 2016 he moved into a role as a Health and Physical Education Teacher at Upson-Lee Middle School. During his time as a teacher he has also served the Thomaston Upson School System as an Assistant Varsity Football Coach, Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach, Assistant Varsity Track Coach, Assistant Varsity Wrestling Coach, Head JV Football Coach, Head JV Baseball Coach, and Head Middle School Wrestling Coach. He is currently in his 9th year as an educator and coach and is in his first year as an Assistant Principal at Upson-Lee Middle School.
He is married to Mrs. Sharon Wheeless who teaches Reading at Upson-Lee Middle School. They have been married for 8 years and have two children: Kensley (6), a 1st grade student at Upson-Lee Primary School and Colton (3). Mr. Wheeless enjoys spending time with his family, Friday nights under the lights of a football field, watching college football, Christmas, and going to the beach.