Meet Mrs. Wheeler


Leah Padlo

Mrs. Wheeler, English Teacher

Where did you graduate from? High School and College

-McCutcheon High School and Purdue University

Family (spouse, kids, pets) 

-Jason – husband Bess, 20 – stepdaughter Scout (f) – Chi-terrier Amelio (m) – Evil cat 😉

Anything you want to mention from high school? 

-I always dreaded tests because I’d get so nervous and feel like I had forgotten everything.

-Why did you become a teacher?

-I wanted to impact lives and help students achieve success.

What do you like most about teaching?

-I love that every day is different. I never know what to expect!

How long have you been teaching and how long at Twin Lakes?

-19 years total; 18 years at Twin Lakes

What does your perfect weekend look like?

-Playing guitar, hiking, rock hunting, friends

List of hobbies if any?

-I play drums, guitar, and several other instruments. I also like woodworking and making cool little projects.

Favorite Treats?

Reese’s Pieces and peanut butter cups

Favorite type of music – favorite songs or musicians

I like about all types of music, especially if it has a fun beat and meaningful lyrics.

Any Fun Facts about you?

I have double jointed thumbs…