The School District of Osceola County, Florida  

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District 1
School Board Member  
Jay Wheeler 


Mission Statement:
"Education which inspires
all to their highest potential."

Jay and his wife Laura have been married since 1989, and have lived in Kissimmee since 1995.
Their two children attend Celebration K-8 School.

Community Involvement:
Jay's vast community experience includes having served on the Osceola County Library
Advisory Board, Chairman of the District One Advisory Board, Celebration Little League Coach,
YMCA Youth Basketball Coach, Upward Basketball Coach, Kissimmee/Osceola Chamber of
Commerce Board of Directors, Osceola Council on Aging Board of Directors, Vice Chairman
Osceola Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors, and a Central Florida Hotel and Lodging
Association (CFHLA) adopt-a-school committee member. Jay has been actively involved with
Osceola's youth for many years. He currently mentors at Osceola High School, and previously
mentored at Kissimmee Middle School. Jay has been a volunteer Junior Achievement instructor
teaching 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 7th grades at Mill Creek, Central Ave, Lakeview, Ross E. Jeffries,
Boggy Creek, and Thacker Avenue Elementary Schools; Celebration School K-8; and St. Cloud
Middle School. He has been instrumental in expanding after-school programs to all middle
schools since
first being elected in 2002. Jay fought to get the CFHLA adopt-a-school program
expanded from only one partnership in 2002 to now having over 20 hotel partnerships with our

District 1 Schools
Flora Ridge
Pleasant Hill
Celebration School K-8
New Beginnings Complex
Westside K-8 School