Andy Wheeler retires as schools special programs director
June 21, 2023
La Conner Schools administrator Andy Wheeler has quietly tended to his heavy workload here for the past nine years.
But now, as he transitions to retirement, Wheeler will finally be able to toot his own horn.
Never one to boast, the soft-spoken Wheeler – an enthusiastic trombonist – is headed next month to the Humboldt State College Brass Chamber Music Workshop in northern California.
It's a fitting sendoff for Wheeler, who has been something of a one-man band during his tenure here, handling multiple duties as director of the district's wide-ranging special needs department.