Wheaton hosted a Massachusetts legislative hearing on February 23, in Balfour-Hood, as part of the state’s annual budget cycle. The Joint Committee on Ways and Means hearing focused on public safety expenditures.
A group of Norton High School ninth- and 10th-grade students were invited to campus in April to hear from current Wheaton female students who are majoring in computer science and planning careers in the field. The panel discussion was arranged by the Office of Service, Spirituality and Social Responsibility and the Computer Science Department.
Educator and entrepreneur Elisabeth Stitt ’88 visited campus on April 28 to both share her experience launching a new parenting coaching business and provide child-rearing advice at Elisabeth Amen Nursery School. That day, Stitt discussed how she designed and launched her business after a lengthy career as a school teacher. “Having Elisabeth available on campus to talk about her business, Joyful Parenting Coaching, reinforces for future teachers of young children how important partnering with families is and resources that are available in some communities,” said Vicki Bartolini, chair of the Wheaton Department of Education. That evening, Stitt met with parents at the nursery school to discuss how to achieve positive resolutions to challenging parenting situations. “Elisabeth had a knack for stimulating conversation and utilized role playing for effective practice of parenting strategies,” said Marie O’Malley, nursery school coordinator.