Jennifer DiMola - Celebrating Scholar Achievements

  • 2020 Meck Pre-K Scholarship recipient
  • 2021 employment secured with Mecklenburg Pre-K August 2021
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Major: Child and Family Development with a BK licensure and a minor in Children's Literature
Expected graduation:  May 2021

Mentor:  Maggie Norris
"Jennifer came to the WINGS program looking to boost her confidence.  I am so proud of her--she knew that getting her degree and certification for the expansion of the Pre-K programs was a certain career path for her and she set her sights on this."

Jennifer DiMola is well on her way to a budding and rewarding career shaping and inspiring the minds of young children!

Jennifer embraces learning and as a result has attended several of the WINGS career workshops led by Jill Flynn, who says, "Jennifer has a quiet presence and big dreams. It has been exciting to watch her acknowledge her many strengths and show up with greater confidence. She is now more comfortable broadening her networks and sharing her accomplishments and plans for the future."

Jennifer's passion has always been to work with young children, and she has been able to enjoy doing that for more than 20 years.  One of the highlights for her returning to school was the opportunity to study abroad in the United Kingdom with her Children's British Literature class. She saw the real 100 Acre Woods from the Winnie-the Pooh stories and since Winnie-the Pooh is by far her favorite book character this is a memory that she soon won't forget.

Her focus and determination to feed her passion for education excellence has been duly rewarded.  She applied for and received a scholarship offered through the Meck Pre-K Program which also secured her a position teaching in this program beginning in August of 2021 after graduation.

As Winnie-the-Pooh said himself, "You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." 

Jennifer is now on the path to her big dreams and WE wishes her continued success! We couldn't be more proud!