Plevna’s elementary playground aide, Jackie Miller, is being acknowledged for her 20 years of faithful service to the students of Plevna School.
Posted December 20, 2013
By Nicole Allerdings
Plevna’s elementary playground aide, Jackie Miller, is being acknowledged for her 20 years of faithful service to the students of Plevna School. A retirement party honoring Jackie for her contribution to the community will be held in the evening of Saturday, Dec. 21, at Plevna School.
Jackie Miller began working for the school in 1993. Over the years she has also contributed to the school by helping in the kitchen, substitute teaching, and serving as a janitor. Jackie was always prepared for the cold weather and provided gloves, hats and Kleenexes for the kids playing out in the snow. Jackie says one of the highlights of her career at Plevna was when two students volunteered to finish shoveling the sidewalk up to the playground. Jackie had started to shovel the knee-deep snow off the path when a fifth grade student and a sixth grade student came up to her, took her shovel and told her, “This is no job for a lady.” They spent the entire recess period finishing the snow-clearing job. Jackie sincerely appreciated the students’ kindness and gave them their favorite candy bars to show her gratitude.
Jackie taught the elementary students to respect others and always play fair. She made sure the children were polite and said “thank you” to the student holding the door when the children went back inside after recess. Jackie remembers that Superintendent Jule Walker told her, “You have way too much ‘Grandma’ in you.” Jackie shared, “I would like to say the kids have given me the most awesome 20 years of my life. I have so many wonderful memories of you all!”