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Congratulations to our February Hero of Hope!

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Congratulations to Jill Jarvis, our February Hero of Hope!


Jarvis, an inclusion paraprofessional at the Sixth Grade Center, was nominated by a number of co-workers.


"When she comes into the classroom, the students love her smiling face," said Ruthie Francois, Functional Academic Class (FAC) teacher. "She is there to help when a student has a rough day, as well as to celebrate on our good days. My students are truly blessed to have her in our class."


Sixth-grade teacher Chesley Powell said Jarvis "goes above and beyond the call of duty.


"She anticipates problems and resolves them while maintaining conversation and carrying on duties. I feel she is a Hero of Hope because she has close relationships with the student body and is a giving soul who helps out staff any chance she gets."


Jarvis will be honored at the next school board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19. She will also receive $100, thanks to Lone Star Credit Union, the official underwriter of Greenville ISD's Hero of Hope program. Also, she has already received a beautiful bouquet of flowers, donated by Adkisson's Florist.


Every month (September– May), one districtwide Hero of Hope is selected and honored at the School Board meeting. Whether you are a student, parent, employee or community member, please take the time to nominate your Hero of Hope by filling out a form located in every Greenville ISD campus and building. You may also email nominations to
"One of the greatest opportunities we have as educators is to change the life of a child," Superintendent Dr. Demetrus Liggins said. "Since that is the most important focus of our work, this is one of the highest honors we can give to an employee."