Rebecca Wheeler

R.Wheeler - Final Sept 2014Rebecca Wheeler, MA, MEd, CSAPC 
Substance Use Prevention Specialist – Occasional
Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor


Rebecca joined the Poe staff in February 2014 with the Substance Use Prevention team. Originally a native of the Tidewater region of Virginia, Rebecca came to North Carolina as a freshman at Campbell University. She earned a BA and MEd in English and then worked as a teacher for Wake County Schools for twelve years. While teaching, Rebecca added a teaching endorsement in Psychology and completed an MA in Professional Counseling at Liberty University. Currently, she works as an elementary school counselor and continues to teach online for Baker University.

After leaving the school system, Rebecca became a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher and completed a certificate in therapeutic yoga with Duke Integrative Medicine. She is particularly passionate about helping children and adolescents develop coping and stress management skills with the hopes of preventing addictive behaviors. Rebecca also serves as a Youth Mental Health First Aid trainer.

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