Principal's Welcome


Mr. Michael B. McAnally, Ed.S.

Dear MVW School Community,


I want to personally extend to you and your family a very warm welcome to Mary V. Wheeler Elementary School, home of the Mountaineers.  These early years in your child’s educational journey bring forth some of what will become his/her most cherished memories.  Each year will provide many opportunities to learn new skills that no doubt will enhance your child’s academic and social well-being.  The faculty and staff here at Wheeler work very hard to help each and every student progress at a developmentally appropriate rate while also providing a challenging and rigorous curriculum.


At almost 60 years old, Mary V. Wheeler Elementary has proven to be among the state’s best schools.  We have been proud to be distinguished as a Tennessee Governor’s Award School and to have been recognized as a Tennessee Exemplary School. Our school also takes great pride in the recognition we have received for outstanding student success in both achievement and growth with our designations as a Tennessee Reward School in 2014, 2019, and most recently, in 2023.  With a long-standing tradition of educational excellence, we strive to promote an atmosphere of trust, respect, and responsibility for all students.  The continued success of our school’s students is dependent on the strong relationships we have with you, our Wheeler families.  


I look forward to partnering with you to ensure that all our Mountaineers are celebrated and supported. By working together, we will make certain that we maintain our tradition of excellence and community that makes Wheeler such a special place.


Thank you for sharing your child with us!




Mr. Michael B. McAnally