Miranda Wheeler, a math teacher at Cane River Middle School in Yancey County and Heidi Allison, principal of Barnardsville Elementary School in Buncombe County, are the 2012 recipients of the Mars Hill College Educational Alumni Leadership Awards. The awards were presented at a banquet on October 27 on the campus of Mars Hill College. Educational Alumni Leadership Awards are presented to one teacher and one principal annually who are alumni of Mars Hill College. Miranda Wheeler received her BA in Middle Grades Education from Mars Hill College in 2002 and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Executive Leadership at Gardner-Webb University. She is a National Board Certified Teacher at Cane River Middle School in Yancey County, and was named Yancey County Teacher of the Year for 2009-10. Miranda and her husband Scott, have two children and live in Weaverville. They are active members of Flat Creek Baptist Church. Miranda is also the daughter of Rachel McMahan, who is a member of the Mars Hill College Facilities staff.