College of Education and Allied Professions

Jessica Weiler

Assistant Professor
MSA / PMC Principal Preparation Program
Educational Leadership Program
Department of Human Services
College of Education & Allied Professions

Jess Weiler


Phone: 828-777-6734
Office Address: Killian 209G


  • Doctorate: Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Masters: Communication Disorders/Speech and Language Pathology, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Bachelor of Science: Communication Disorders, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri


Jess Weiler grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and attended St. Louis University for her bachelor's and master's degrees. She worked as a speech-language pathologist in both healthcare and educational settings in southern California. Dr. Weiler and her family moved to Wisconsin where she served as a clinical and adjunct instructor at UW-Milwaukee, in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. During this time, Dr. Weiler completed her coursework for a doctoral degree in educational leadership and policy analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After moving to Asheville, NC, she worked as a high school assistant principal and completed her dissertation examining the factors that can inhibit or support the success of teacher-teams in beginning professional learning communities. Dr. Weiler works with schools across the WNC Region, helping them to develop, grow, and sustain an effective PLC.

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