I’m Chris Wheeler and once again, I have the honor and privilege of teaching sixth grade. Over the years I’ve worked with a multitude of K-8 grade levels. I enjoy them all, but Sixth Grade is my favorite! In addition to our Sixth Grade class, I teach physical education for grades 6th through 8th and each trimester I’m involved in a middle school elective class.
After graduating from San Jose State with a degree in Business Administration, I started my working career in the print and manufacturing field. The years went by quickly! I spent about twenty years producing everything from technical publications to wine labels in various firms throughout the Bay Area. Luckily, fate smiled, and I had the rare opportunity to switch career paths long before I retired. In 2007 I went back to school, picked up a teaching credential from Cal State East Bay; and I’ve been teaching ever since.
Way back in time, I served with the beloved Marine Corps in Desert Storm as a machine gunner in a helicopter squadron. After leaving the desert, I spent several months aboard the U.S.S. Tarawa. We circled the Persian Gulf as a force in readiness and eventually left the area to provide humanitarian support in the Philippines and Bangladesh.
I live in Brentwood with my wife, Sandy, and my youngest son, Kyle. My daughter, Christina, lives in San Diego. So, we make the trip down south often. When I have the time, I try to get outdoors as much as possible. I am an incessant reader, an avid scuba diver, an occasional backpacker, and despite some inconvenient setbacks, I still love to ride bikes and motorcycles.