Our Voices

A Global Approach to Connection and Learning

February 4, 2021

Since September, Amy Bonnici, Fulbright Teacher for Global Classrooms, Spanish Language Faculty, and Coordinator of Global Experiences, has continued to provide students with meaningful global opportunities even when the ability to travel has been put on hold indefinitely. “As a Fulbright teacher this year I had resources at my fingertips… Read More

Keeping What’s Best From 2020

January 7, 2021

When my kids were little, one of their favorite bedtime stories was The Teacher from the Black Lagoon, by Mike Thaler, featuring a quite evil green monster teacher who conducts evil, green-monstery things to her pupils in various terrifying yet hilarious ways. You won’t… Read More

The Attack on the U.S. Capitol

January 6, 2021

Dear Wheeler community, Like many of you, I am grappling with how to process what is unfolding in Washington DC this evening as we move through what should be a peaceful transfer of power, a bedrock of stability and strength in our nation. Regarding the safety of school… Read More

6th Grade Adventure in Leadership: Making Big and Small Choices

December 9, 2020

Making choices both big and small is a major part of our Sixth Graders’ everyday lives — from brushing teeth to when to complete their homework and how we communicate with each other. Now, even more, choices are part of their daily lives to keep ourselves and our… Read More

What Does Diversity Mean to You?

November 18, 2020

By Taj Jensen ’21 A selected piece from the 8th Annual Multicultural Performance Showcase Google defines diversity as the practice or quality of including or involving people from a range of different social and ethnic backgrounds and of different genders, sexual orientations. To me, diversity is an ever-present thought… Read More

Inspiring Active Citizenship at Wheeler

October 29, 2020

By Allison Gaines Pell, Head Of School Over the summer, I spent time learning more about some of the most challenging inflection points in our nation’s history – the depression, the World Wars, polio, the fight for civil rights – and the leaders during those times – their… Read More

Learning About Land Acknowledgment Spurs Student Ideas

October 6, 2020

The great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us — James Baldwin Thanks to a multi-class project led by History Department Chair Sarah Palomo (SP), junior Ruby Goldstein ’22 (RG) shares her thoughts regarding ways The Wheeler School can acknowledge the… Read More