Wolfinger moves into dream job with school district post


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Jennifer Wolfinger is a former elementary school teacher.

VIERA VOICE Cory Davis

Jennifer Wolfinger has been hired to fill the position of media and publications coordinator for Brevard Public Schools.

The former NASA employee and elementary school teacher has combined both her love for effective communication and passion for education into what she terms the ideal post.

In a similar position, supporting NASA from 2001 to 2008, she worked with media, community members and the agency workforce. “I produced internal and external materials such as mission-related resources, annual reports and multimedia packages,” Wolfinger said. “I kept the public informed about NASA’s education efforts such as programs for students of all grade levels, STEM projects and collegiate partnerships. Prior to my NASA role, I also served as the editor and media contact for education and leadership publications.”

Because of her education-related experiences and English degree from the University of Florida, it was a natural leap to join the school district as an elementary school teacher after a career hiatus to care for family.

“As the granddaughter of public school educators and a former teacher myself, I have always valued the importance of teachers and public education,” said Wolfinger, who began looking for opportunities to use both her communication and education background.

During the search, the positon she hoped for popped up. “I loved my communication experiences and really missed that type of work. It’s important for people to know about all the positive news happening within our schools, and I wanted to help in this effort,” Wolfinger said.

Now she is a liaison between the public schools and the news media.

“Some of my responsibilities include Brevard Public Schools’ publications for internal and external audiences, press releases and responding to media requests. Our recent focus was on back-to-school excitement and activities,” Wolfinger said.

Sharing school district accolades and achievements, Wolfinger will draw attention to the wonderful things happening across Brevard Public Schools.

And her goals?

“This position allows me to combine my communication and teaching experience in an exciting way,” Wolfinger said. “I’m thrilled that part of my role is showcasing the accomplishments of Brevard Public Schools’ educators. I intend to build positive relationships with the media and community, and provide our audience with transparent, helpful information. The government and community relations’ team is very talented and collaborating with them is already rewarding.” 

And her goals?

“This position allows me to combine my communication and teaching experience in an exciting way,” Wolfinger said. “I’m thrilled that part of my role is showcasing the accomplishments of Brevard Public Schools’ educators. I intend to build positive relationships with the media and community and provide our audience with transparent, helpful information. The existing team is very talented and collaborating with them is already rewarding.”