Mr. Stanley Wheless

Mr. Stanley Wheless, Principal

Welcome to A. C. Reynolds Middle School!

Hello! My name is Stanley Wheless and I am excited to be your Principal at A.C. Reynolds Middle School.

I am originally from a small town called Bunn, which is about 30 miles northeast of Raleigh. I attended Mars Hill College in the early 1990’s and graduated with a degree in Business Management. After college, I spent several years serving as an assistant basketball coach for Mars Hill College. In 2008, I began working for Buncombe County Schools in the position of a Business Education teacher at T.C. Roberson High School. I then served as an assistant principal for seven years in Buncombe County Schools with five of those years at A.C. Reynolds Middle. I have been proud to lead the ACRMS students and staff as principal since 2017. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. 

Assistant Principals

Welcome to A. C. Reynolds Middle School! 

Assistant Principal:  Lindsay Rice

Ms. Rice Outside

Lindsay Rice

I am delighted to be a member of the dedicated faculty and staff of Reynolds Middle School. I love supporting and forming connections with the students and families of the Reynolds community. I am deeply committed to helping each student achieve success and unlock their limitless potential.  


Prior to becoming assistant principal at AC Reynolds Middle School, Mrs. Rice was an assistant principal at Buncombe County Early College, Buncombe County Middle College, and T.C. Roberson High School. As a classroom teacher, Mrs. Rice taught social studies at T.C. Roberson High and Crest High School.

Mrs. Rice is a native of Western North Carolina, a North Carolina Teaching Fellow, a graduate of Western Carolina University with a BS in Social Sciences Education and a graduate of Appalachian State University with a MSA in School Administration. 

Rejzer, Heather (Assistant Principal)

Laura Kirchner

I am honored that I will be serving as the new Assistant Principal at AC Reynolds Middle School. I have a passion for helping students discover their talents and finding ways to cultivate it.

I attended Western Carolina University and earned a BA in Elementary Education, MA in Elementary Education, and an MA in School Administration. As a classroom teacher, I taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade. I served as an Assistant Principal at Tuscola High School and at a high school in Sarasota County, Florida.

I am excited to be part of the Reynolds community.

Go Rockets!

Office Staff

  • Leigh Holloway - Head Secretary

  • Rochelle O'Rourke - Data Manager

  • Christine Clarke - Bookkeeper

  • Kim Simmons - Front Receptionist