At The Wheeler School, we recognize that our school exists in a community, state, country and world represented by a multitude of cultures and viewpoints. Therefore, diversity and multiculturalism imbue all that we do. From academic programs to athletic programs, extra-curricular and co-curricular activities, Wheeler endeavors to create an environment that includes people and viewpoints from a variety of cultures, backgrounds, and ways of life.
Multicultural education at Wheeler is about having respect for others, regardless of age, gender, race, ability, sexual orientation, economic status or religion. From a classroom point of view, this includes the use of texts and materials that give voice to those people and perspectives previously unheard.
It also includes sensitivity on the part of our faculty, staff and administration to the circumstances that affect the lives of our students, families and colleagues on a day-to-day basis. Adults at Wheeler engage in ongoing professional development opportunities in the area of multicultural teaching and learning, and in cultivating and maintaining a multicultural community.
The Office of Unity & Diversity, formerly called the Office of Diversity Programs and Services was established in 2002 by the Wheeler Board of Trustees to support the ongoing efforts undertaken by Wheeler to incorporate multicultural approaches to both existing and new practices. The Office provides resources to the Wheeler community in the areas of community education; consultation to faculty, staff and families; and developing inclusive practices.