Jarvis Wheeler is the Statewide Director of Community Partnership Schools with Children’s Home Society of Florida. He is responsible for developing best practices, increasing support to the field, to ultimately improve outcomes in the schools that CHS leads across the state from Pensacola to Miami. Wheeler joined CHS in 2013, serving as the community partnership school director of his hometown school, Evans High School, the first of its kind.
Wheeler has over a decade of experience in prevention programs and services for underprivileged youth and communities. Wheeler holds master’s degrees in both social work and public administration from Florida State University. Prior to his work at CHS, Wheeler served as a high school teacher and mentoring program coordinator in Orlando and Tallahassee Florida.
Wheeler has been an avid community volunteer serving as Youth Advisor, NAACP; Mentor, Big Brothers, Big Sisters; and Task Force Member for the Central Florida Urban League. In 2015, Wheeler was the recipient of the Educator of the Year Award from Orange County Government. In 2016, he watched his class of 22 all-male students’ graduate, who he taught since ninth grade. Each was accepted into a four-year college or university, receiving over $50,000 in scholarships, and enlisting in over 2000 hours of community service.