School Creates Equity Task Force

June 19, 2020


We are grateful to those of you who have reached out during this time,  across the generations at Wheeler, to talk with us, to share your stories, to express support to continue to push Wheeler to ensure that every child – Black and brown — is heard, known and seen. We have been encouraged by the personal outreach by alumni, as well as inspired by the support of our current students, faculty, staff, and families as we listen and learn about our past, our present, and our shared expectations for our future. Already, alumni and parents have volunteered to speak to our community to share their stories and to serve on our existing Diversity Committee. Please continue to reach out to Allison Gaines Pell, Head of School, Princess Bomba, Director of Unity & Diversity.  We are here to listen, learn, grow, and act. We invite members of the Wheeler Community to read the Equity Task Force report in the portal.

A banner stating Black lives matter hangs on the campus with purple and gold school color handprints surrounding it.
Before a special Moment of Silence event in June after the death of George Floyd, Art Department faculty members, students and others came to campus to create this banner. Photo by Ryan Davis

Members of the Wheeler Equity Task Force

*Mohammed Abdalah
*Princess Sirleaf Bomba
*Sarah Palomo
*Charlene Queen
*Task Force Co-Chairs

Sam Abeshouse
Kelly Clifton ’02
Ryan Davis
Sean Kelly ’02
Christine McNamee
Kristin Murphy
Marco Rodarte
Charlotte Stutz
Maria Xavier
Valerie Allen – Parent
Maria Kamara – Parent
Abby Stranahan – Trustee
Shankar Prasad – Trustee
Jaysharee Nimmagadda- Former Trustee/Alumni Parent

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