Jessica Tremolini, 2011
I graduated from Jarrow in 2011. I went on to attend both a public middle and high school where I graduated in 2017. After high school, my mom and I moved to St. Augustine Florida so that I could attend Flagler College. I am currently a sophomore studying Elementary Education with a minor in Psychology. Jarrow is truly the reason that I decided to become a teacher; the caring teachers there made me who I am today.
I learned the importance of volunteering at Jarrow, and I’m currently involved in volunteering at Flagler by being a part of their volunteer club. I also volunteer through my school as well as mentor a 10-year-old girl at a local elementary school. I work as a writing tutor in my college’s Learning Resource Center.
Jarrow has given me a lot over the years. Not only did the school provide me with many skills for academic and social success, but they also allowed me to do my high school senior capstone project in a Lower Elementary Classroom room where I was an intern for a year. That experience alone gave me so much first-hand teaching experience before I even got to college! This year I start my official college practicums at local elementary schools and already have seen the skills I learned at my Jarrow internship carry over. I intend to get Montessori certified after I graduate from Flagler and hope to eventually teach at a Montessori school where I can use my experience as a former Montessori student!
Jarrow has prepared me for college in many ways, but especially in the realm of independent learning. Since I was taught at a young age how to self-regulate, stay focused, and use resources to help me figure out problems, I have been very successful in all of my college classes. In high school, many of my friends struggled with how to solve problems respectfully and kindly (some even still do in college). I was fortunate enough to never be all that involved in the drama because Jarrow gave me so many tools on how to kindly resolve issues with peers.