Ms. Jennings taught me how to be a leader amongst my peers. She showed me compassion and empathy. She pushed me to get the outcomes she knew I was capable of. She led by example. She was the most energetic and loving teacher on campus, willing to try new things but also to learn from her mistakes.
- When Alle arrived at Winchendon it was hard to at first see the extraordinary member of our community that she would quickly become. She loved sports, playing all three seasons – and she started trying all sorts of different things on campus.
- She thrived, grew intellectually, had fun and making sure that others did too, and discovered her passion for leadership in the community. Supporting others became an important passion for Alle.
- In her senior year, Alle got into her first choice school – Connecticut College – where she now holds similar leadership positions and teaches at a local pre-school each week. And, don’t forget she’s still an avid soccer and basketball player.
- Alle is currently studying Sociology and Human Development with a minor in African Studies. She is now involved in the “Genesis Program,” a mentor program for students of color and first generation college students. True to form, Alle is looking forward to a future of helping people. “I am also pursuing an education certificate in hopes of becoming an educator or social worker after college.”