Our Voices

Growing Minds: Joyfully Solving The Problems of Math

March 3, 2020

By Felicia Vinces, Lower School Director, and Rebecca Boswell, Lower School Math Curriculum Coordinator Approach and Philosophy at Wheeler by Felicia Vinces, Lower School Director If you ask some adults about their experiences in math class growing up, you may get a mixed-bag of responses ranging from groans and… Read More

Junior Receives National Microgrant Through United Way and Pop-Tarts

February 13, 2020

Jane Josefowicz ’21 is one of ten winners to receive a $5,000 Rep My City Challenge microgrant through United Way and Pop-Tarts. Jane’s proposal for a Refugee Translation Assistance App was inspired by her work at the Refugee Dream Center (also a new Cityside collaborator) in Providence, RI. Jane… Read More

What parents say about Wheeler

February 3, 2020

We asked parents in a 2020 survey to tell us what they like most about Wheeler.  In their own words, parents from all across the school shared the following comments.  If you want to know more about Wheeler or talk to a parent, contact Anna Curtis, Director of… Read More

Talking Dyslexia Podcast

January 23, 2020

Dyslexia is one of the most common learning differences, but one of the least understood. Many parents feel overwhelmed navigating resources. Students with dyslexia, ADHD, and language-based learning disabilities can learn to advocate for themselves and others with learning differences. It’s time for us parents to do the same! Listen… Read More

From the Upper School: Making Choices

January 22, 2020

For those of you who have read my opening of school letters over the years, you will know I have sometimes touched on the idea of choice. How much choice to cede to the adolescents in our lives is a question with which we all wrestle. You all have… Read More

The possibilities of the new decade

January 13, 2020

As we round the corner into the 2020s, I am filled with the possibilities of a new decade. I was reminded over the break of the most-widely-watched TED talk by Sir Ken Robinson (highly recommended if you haven’t seen it). (Here’s… Read More

Growing Minds: A Heavy Backpack & Today’s Learners

January 8, 2020

The Director of the Aerie Program, Mark Harris, is known for his many contributions to Wheeler and his many talents, but one thing I especially appreciate about him is his ability to make a complex issue simple. He and other colleagues spoke at a faculty panel earlier this school… Read More

Holiday Remarks 2019

December 20, 2019

By Allison Gaines Pell, Head of School As this decade comes to a close,  a 16-year-old, Greta Thunberg, is honored as Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. This young woman’s vision has captivated people across the world on behalf of hope for our planet. She is not alone. Read More

Gabby David `08: Returning to her Warrior roots

December 10, 2019

Sean Kelly ‘02 reached out to fellow Wheeler Warrior Alumni Gabby David ‘08 to gain some insight on her experience as a student-athlete at Wheeler and later at Chapman University, where she played lacrosse and soccer. Gabby shares her thoughts on her role as coach for Wheeler’s new… Read More

Helping Others Soar: Andrea Reiser ‘84

December 10, 2019

By Meryl Willett, Storyteller   Helping others to identify and unleash their strengths is what Andrea Reiser ’84 loves to do. Whether that’s coaching family and friends in pursuit of their aspirations, sharing positive tips in her online community, or helping talented artists bring their… Read More