Our Voices

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

A Q&A with Elizabeth Dabanka ‘16

December 10, 2019

By Meryl Willett, Storyteller   Currently, a student at Brandeis University majoring in Politics and International Global Studies with a minor in African & Afro American Studies, Elizabeth “Lizy” Dabanka `16 is making her way through politics with internships in Parliament in London… Read More

Growing Minds: The Greatest Gifts Are Within Your Child

December 2, 2019

For many in our community, the winter holidays are about the exchange of gifts, broadly speaking – the gift of family, friends, great food, traditions, and of course things. One of the most important gifts, I feel, are those that stem from within each of us: our social-emotional… Read More

Literary Voices through Aerie

November 14, 2019

By Bob Koppel, Aerie Instructor ROBERT KOPPEL is the critically acclaimed author of fiction and nonfiction books that have been translated into many languages. His novels are, THE NEXT STEP, WHY LOVE?, and IVAN LEFKOWITZ.   SOME WHEELER LITERARY VOICES At Wheeler good writing abounds, spanning a spectrum… Read More

In Our Neighborhood: Three Student Vignettes

November 6, 2019

As 8th graders move into the Cityside Program, they enjoy interdisciplinary learning to explore Providence’s 25 neighborhoods and work with various NGOs, non-profit organizations, community groups, and branches of government for civic engagement, project-based learning, inquiry, and research. Cityside supports students in their exploration of interests as they… Read More

My Sisters’ Keeper: Junia Janvier ‘19

October 31, 2019

By Meryl Willett, Storyteller   Junia Janvier ’19 has a soft voice, she’s polite and punctual, but after spending a little bit of time with her, you realize that beneath her calm demeanor is a powerhouse for change, equity, and inclusion.  For… Read More

Words With Warriors: Interview with Mark Harris

October 22, 2019

After 48 years at Wheeler, Mark Harris, the man behind the imaginative individualized Wheeler Aerie Approach, admits he’s finally getting the hang of things! Listen to this fun interview with lots of athletic memories and Aerie tidbits. … Read More