Retired Norfolk school employee gives back to Norfolk preschool

Posted at 7:41 PM, Mar 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-12 19:41:22-04

NewsChannel 3 and our community partner Southern Bank shine our spotlight on a retired Norfolk school employee named Jackie Forbes.

She gave 45 years to the school system, but you'll still find her taking action in one Norfolk preschool.

We received an email from Janice Jackson, one of the school's teaching assistants.

It's clear, she's more than just a librarian.

She ties shoes, wipes noses and tears, and she allows the children to sit on her lap.

She's like a grandmother to these kids and a volunteer.

The employees there say the school would not be the same without her.

And at 80-years-young, she says she has no plans of slowing down.

She says she does not know of any other place she’d rather be.