VIDEO: Wheelock Grad Talks Bringing Theatre into the Classroom


During his time at Wheelock, Aaron Swiniuch found that he was able to combine two of his passions: theatre arts and teaching. Between his field placements and many hours spent in the Wheelock Family Theatre, he found that it is absolutely necessary to bring theatre into the classroom in order to achieve a high level of class participation. Now that Aaron has graduated, he hopes to become a teacher for awhile until he moves into administration so he can work with the population of an entire school, not just of one classroom. He is currently enrolled in a 5th year graduate program at Wheelock to earn both an elementary and special education license, which is crucial for today’s inclusive classrooms. This degree of passion that Aaron has is very common here at Wheelock among all students, regardless of major or goals.

Teaching is one of the most in-demand and rewarding professions. As an elementary school teacher, you’ll help shape society by educating the next generation of leaders and innovators. Wheelock has a long tradition of preparing skilled and creative teachers who are passionate about making achievement possible for all children. Learn more about Elementary Education at Wheelock College.

Wheelock Family Theatre

Wheelock Family Theatre creates intergenerational and multicultural productions that provide a shared experience for the whole family. The Theatre realizes the mission of Wheelock College to improve the lives of children and families. Among increasingly few institutions, we are committed to serving and supporting families of all kinds. Indeed, our productions celebrate the diverse range of families found in the world today and seek to unite them in the shared experience of live theatre. We are especially dedicated to those who are historically under-served: people of color, people with disabilities, and low-income families. We know that it is not only children who are “at risk” in our society — but entire families and communities. Learn more about Wheelock Family Theatre’s mission and history.