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 join the dedicated faculty and staff of Reynolds Middle School. I look forward to getting to know 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)

Rejzer, Heather (Assistant Principal)

I am thrilled to be serving as Assistant Principal with A.C. Reynolds Middle School and Cane Creek Middle School. I received my undergraduate and Master's degrees from Western Carolina University. I taught in Charlotte from 2001-2004 then moved with my husband back to the Asheville area. I am a proud graduate of A.C. Reynolds High School and was lucky enough to attend ACRMS as a student as well. When we moved back to the area, I was overjoyed to get a job here at ACRMS in 2004, and have been here since.

I am excited to be starting my administrative career here and serving our amazing community in a new way!

Phone:  828-298-7484

Office Staff

  • Leigh Holloway - Head Secretary

  • Rochelle O'Rourke - Data Manager

  • Christine Clarke - Bookkeeper

  • Kim Simmons - Front Receptionist