Our Voices

Listening and Learning from our Students and Families

February 2, 2022

Head of School Allison Gaines Pell Dear Families, As you might remember, I began this year with a talk for our students about Building Bridges, and last week, our Upper School students heard from alum James Reed ‘05, now of MIT’s Division of Student Life, about how to effectively… Read More

What We Do With Our Wild and Precious Lives

December 17, 2021

The following are Head of School Allison Gaines Pell’s remarks at the 2021 Holiday Festival. Good morning! Before we begin, I want to say a few thank yous. Thank you to the Performing Arts faculty and staff, and to the Wheeler Broadcasting and Technology Teams. When we started talking about… Read More

It’s Okay

October 27, 2021

Allison Gaines Pell is Wheeler’s Head of School. When my kids were little, we read The Okay Book. I still have it. The book’s comforting refrain included things like “it’s okay to have short hair,” “it’s okay to be big or small,” “it’s okay to laugh out… Read More

The Promises We Make to Each Other

September 23, 2021

Allison Gaines Pell is Wheeler’s Head of School On Monday night, I had the chance to speak with a lively group of assembled new parents and guardians for the first time in a very long time. It was so heartwarming to hear about their experiences with their kids’ first days… Read More

Delighting in the Little Things

August 26, 2021

Allison Gaines Pell is Wheeler’s Head of School I have a wish that I know cannot be granted, which is that our families and students could see but a bit of the joy, renewal, and intention at Wheeler as we approach a new school year. We educators get excited… Read More

Our Powerful Community: Anna Curtis P’36

August 24, 2021

Anna Curtis is Wheeler’s Director of Enrollment and parent of a Nest student. Why is Wheeler the place that you’ve chosen to work? Where do I begin? Wheeler is a place that sees people. It is a place where a student’s identity is celebrated, where a colleague’s… Read More

Senior Co-President Address by Ellie Feldman ’21

June 15, 2021

By Ellie Feldman ’21, Senior Class Co-President Welcome friends, faculty, family, live streamers, and the graduating class of 2021. I struggled to find the right words to say for this speech. Everything I had drafted did not do justice to the seven years I spent here. As I reflect… Read More

Senior Co-President Address by Jamey Mayer ’21

June 15, 2021

Henry ‘Jamey’ Mayer ’21, Senior Class Co-President Good morning to the Wheeler faculty, administration, parents, grandparents, family members, friends, and the beautiful class of 2021. And griffin. For my entire life, I have learned from my family, and especially the women in my family, the importance of education. In… Read More