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Head of School's Blog

List of 20 news stories.

  • Scenes from the developing work.

    Coyotes and the Ocean State: Moving Beyond The Block

    by Allison Gaines Pell, Head of School
    Thanks to Wheeler students, alumni, and teachers, a chance to make the arts (and science) curriculum come alive in the form of public art will enliven one Providence streetscape as well as raise awareness about the urban coyote.
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  • TIME

    by Allison Gaines Pell, Head of School
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  • Define Rigor

    by Allison Gaines Pell
    What is rigor: debates about the economy among 5th graders headed to recess;  DNA research conducted voluntarily (and not for extra credit) by molecular biology students; four 6th-grade novelists taking their work for feedback from an accomplished author. There is a thirst for excellence and a rigorous intellectual drive in a Wheeler education that connects to our identity as a school.
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  • A DNA Research Opportunity In High School?

    by Allison Gaines Pell
    What was once the domain of university graduate-level students, cloning and sequencing DNA, can now be found happening in a Wheeler School lab. It's uniquely Wheeler.

     
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  • Nancy Sizer (center) photographed by Marc Harrison

    Inspiration

    By Allison Gaines Pell, Head of School
    The power of education is good for us all.
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  • With Hope

    by Allison Gaines Pell
    Thoughts about Pittsburgh.

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  • Not Waiting for Tomorrow

    By Allison Gaines Pell
    How a visit to an innovation school founded by MIT graduates inspired a new Wheeler partnership.
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  • Open House: Oct. 20

    by Allison Gaines Pell
    Prospective Wheeler Families:

    A message from Head of School Allison Gaines Pell
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  • Welcome, and welcome back

    by Allison Gaines Pell
    Making an impact — visible or not — is the call to action, and the promise, in the first Head's blog of the new school year.
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  • Profiles in Mastery: Ken Clauser

    By Allison Gaines Pell
    The final of the "Wheeler legends" series of retiring master teachers ends with this introduction by Head of School Allison Gaines Pell of Ken Clauser as the Class of 2018's Commencement speaker.  Clauser ends this June a storied Wheeler career that began in 1981.
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  • Profiles In Mastery: Rita Wheatley

    By Allison Gaines Pell
    A teacher's personal passion for a subject creates curiosity and wonder for her students.
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  • Profiles In Mastery: Peggy Smithers

    By Allison Gaines Pell
    Having a teacher who helps you grow, imagine, discover and build in a world wholly your own?  That's special, and so is Mrs. Smithers!
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  • Profiles In Mastery: Jean Carlson

    By Allison Gaines Pell
    How do you describe a multi-talented teacher, coach, and mentor with 42 years of Wheeler experience? 
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  • Farm Magic

    By Allison Gaines Pell

    Understanding your potential, even if you fail at first, is the real magic of a lesson in our 6th Grade Farm Program.
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  • Profiles In Mastery: Susie Dorr

    by Allison Gaines Pell
    Since 1984, teacher Susie Dorr has made her mark on our campus with her child-centered focus on education. As she retires at the end of this school year, we pay tribute to her legacy.
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  • Profiles in Mastery: Suzy Williams

    by Allison Gaines Pell
    Veteran Science teacher Suzy Williams will retire this year after a career at Wheeler that began in 1984. This glimpse into her classroom illustrates how her many students have become curious, creative scientists and thinkers over the years.
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  • The Future Is Human At Wheeler

    Allison Gaines Pell
    AI or IA?  Our latest blog post from Head of School Allison Gaines Pell has hope that humans will remain critical to our future.
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  • image source: Smithsonian Magazine

    Finding History, With A Cause

    by Allison Gaines Pell
    Two strong role models influence our School, as well as our understanding of our country's history.
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  • A hologram workshop in the DIB Lab

    Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast

    by Allison Gaines Pell
    Strategic planning. Forward thinking. Next chapters.  How Wheeler uses its culture of growth.
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  • The Power of Giving

    by Allison Gaines Pell
    A transformational $2 million gift for financial aid, plus the selection of two veteran faculty to endowed chairs for teaching excellence, remind us of the reach of philanthropy on our campus and into our community at this special time of year.
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    • Young Democracy with Everett Smith and Allison Gaines Pell

      Head of School Allison Gaines Pell talks to Hamilton alum and Wheeler senior Everett Smith '19, this year's RI Presidential Scholar

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The Wheeler School is an independent coeducational college preparatory day school for Nursery, Pre-K, K-Grade 12 serving Providence, RI, Greater Providence and Greater Boston. The Hamilton School welcomes Grades 1-8 with language-based learning differences.