Over the course of her 18 year career in the field of education, Wheatley Moylan has served in a variety of roles including teacher, staff developer, and education consultant. During her 15 years teaching secondary students in and around Detroit, Michigan, Wheatley’s desire to impact teaching and learning expanded. She was known for eagerly supporting student-led initiatives and coaching her colleagues on technological tools for improved learning outcomes. She fostered student groups from “The Dress Code Consultants” in a Detroit Charter school to the “Social Justice Club” in a public Warren high school. Her Spanish students petitioned and requested her to co-found the AP Spanish program. Together they created a course that had tripled in enrollment when she stepped away from the classroom a few years later.
As a middle school teacher, she collaborated to create a foundational Spanish curriculum that was adopted districtwide. Wheatley was also tapped by the Chief Academic Officer to co-create the district’s technology curriculum for grades 6-8. A foundational resource for this was 21Things4Students, an ISTE-aligned online resource to help students improve their technology proficiency. Wheatley’s suggested edits earned her an invitation from the program’s creators to serve on their Advisory Team within the Regional Educational Media Center (REMC) Association of Michigan. Wheatley also participated in Common Sense Media’s creation of Graphite, a site for teachers, as an EdTech Mentor and Beta Tester.
As a consultant, she has coached and trained teachers and district staff across the United States and supported educators in other countries. She has designed courses and learning resources for classrooms, schools, and entire districts. To enhance her skills, Wheatley became a Google Certified Trainer, Microsoft Educator Trainer, and ISTE Certified Educator. To help Michigan’s schools address the teacher shortage, she has contributed to an innovative team focused on pathways for aspiring teachers of all education levels. Regardless of her role, Wheatley impacts learners, educational staff, and learning processes for the better and saves staff time and energy by creating learning tailored to their needs and goals.
Wheatley received her BA in Spanish from the University of Michigan and studied at the Universidad de Salamanca, Spain during her undergraduate work. She holds a Professional Teaching Certificate in the state of Michigan for secondary Spanish, Technology, and Health as well as an MA in Educational Technology from Michigan State University.