LifeChanger of the Year Nominee Profile

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Marnie Miles-Jackson

Position: Guidance Counselor
School: East Lansdowne Elementary School
School District: William Penn School District
City, State: Lansdowne, PA

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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."



Comments (4)


Pamela Bookman Posted 4 months ago

So pleased to see Mrs. Marnie Miles-Jackson has been nominated for this award! In my capacity as Public Relations Coordinator for the William Penn School District, I have had the pleasure of knowing Mrs. Marnie Miles-Jackson for many years. If there is anyone amazingly well-suited for her career, it is Marnie. I have known her to go above and beyond the call of duty for many families throughout the years. She is seemingly forever pleasant and professional and her care shows through with the dedication she has. I’ve also seen her organize anti-drug activities in the schools and in our neighborhoods, organize successful career activities for students, arrange student trips to local colleges, and put together generational activities for students and older adults at local nursing home facilities – just to name a few of the projects she has spearheaded. Marnie is a remarkable woman and a very deserving recipient of the Life Changer of the Year Award!

Karen Coleman Posted 4 months ago

Congratulations Marnie! You are an integral part of our school's student support system and our students are lucky to have you as their counselor. You bring a wealth of insight and resources to a variety of student-centered issues. You do wonderful work by helping prepare our students for life beyond school. You are truly a life changer!

Karla Scanlon Posted 4 months ago

Congratulations! You give positive support to your colleagues. You lift high those kids that you know can achieve in every way! You are a life changer. You never give up!

Jessica Geffen Posted 4 months ago

Mrs. Jackson has been so supportive of my child!! We would not have made it this far without her. We love her!!