Sassy Wheeler

Sassy Wheeler  

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice

Bachelor's Degree(s): Psychology, Southern University and A&M College, 1997

Master's Degree: Special Education {Mild-Moderate Disabilities}, University of New Orleans, 2003

PhD: Special Education {Mild-Moderate Disabilities}, University of New Orleans, 2007

Phone: (225) 578-8546

Fax: (225) 578-9135


Office: 323 Peabody Hall



Dr. Sassy C. Wheeler teaches courses on diverse populations, differentiated instruction, meeting the needs of all learners, and historical perspectives in education. During her time at LSU, Dr. Wheeler has received the Outstanding Educator award from the Tiger Athletic Foundation, Excellence in Teaching award from the National Society of Leadership and Success and was featured as a Flagship Faculty member in LSU Today. She has served as the Faculty advisor for Kappa Delta Epsilon, the Education Honor Fraternity and served as the Co-Chairperson for the Diversity Committee in the College of Human Sciences & Education.  Prior to her time at Louisiana State University, Dr. Wheeler taught several core education courses at the University of New Orleans and was a high school English and Inclusion Teacher in the metropolitan New Orleans Area.

Dr. Wheeler’s areas of research interest include differentiated instruction, urban education, innovative instructional strategies, social supports for in-service teachers and school leaders, inclusive educational practices and culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Dr. Wheeler served as a Founding Board Member and Board President for Success Preparatory Academy, a charter school in New Orleans, an Advisory Board Member of Breakthrough NOLA, a program that serves students in underperforming schools and helps them acquire the advanced skills necessary to attend college. She also served for several years on the Louisiana Council for Exceptional Children’s Executive Committee, in a variety of leadership roles.