Marnie Miles-Jackson was nominated by Yolanda Garvin, the parent of a student.
"My child attended East Lansdowne Elementary School during the end of the school year in 2018, after struggling with behavior issues.Once my son started ELES, he and I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Jackson, who immediately recognized my son's behavior issues," said Garvin. "Mrs. Jackson requested a meeting with me to to discuss getting the proper guidance my child will require in order to become a better student, classmate, friend and child. She made sure I knew what, when and why she'd recommend certain plans going forward for my son. She took a personal interest in my son's success to build his confidence."
"Mrs. Jackson showed care and concern for my child. She became very connected with both him and I," said Garvin. "Mrs. Jackson is very kind, considerate and inspiring. She's optimistic, encouraging, and is truly concerned about my child inside and outside of school. She made things meaningful and encouraged understanding of what my son and I were going through as well."
"Mrs. Jackson has a heart of gold. Since attending ELES, my son is gaining self-control, guidance and trust," said Garvin. "She is making my son's school year a positive experience. She has made my son feel important. I recognized coming to ELES was a difficult adjustment for my son, but as a parent, I feel truly blessed to have Mrs. Jackson as my son's guidance counselor. She is helping my child by providing him with the skills that will transform him into a well-rounded, independent young boy. Her caring and nurturing style of work has left an impression on my son and I that we will never forget."