Elizabeth Wheeler’s passion for writing, directing, and teaching is driven by a quest to unleash the authentic human experience in literature, on the stage, and in life. As a teacher, she is touched and inspired by the real-world examples of how students, facing adversity, assimilate the lessons learned from those experiences to persevere and transform into triumphant adults.
A former Chicago model and actor, Elizabeth now teaches English in rural Illinois. She is a graduate of the University of Florida and the inaugural novel writing program at the University of Chicago’s Graham School. As an advocate for student storytelling in the print and digital world, she has spoken internationally as well as at educational conferences in Illinois. Elizabeth is co-founder of a professional theater company, Heart and Soul Productions, and director of her school’s drama program.
A fifth generation Floridian, Elizabeth now lives in Illinois with her husband, two sons, and nephew.
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Elizabeth can be contacted at Elizabeth Wheeler.