Posted: Nov 3, 2013 9:44 PM by Keele Smith - KBZK News
NORRIS - Teachers can make life changing impressions on their students and one Harrison School teacher has been doing just that for more than 40 years so community members are sending her off in style.
Terry Shore says, "Tonight we are having a fall harvest party. But the real reason is to honor Mrs. Deanie Jackson, who taught for 48 years at Harrison High School. She taught business education classes and started many of us off in our own businesses."
After serving the students of Harrison, Pony and Norris for 48 years, Mrs. Deanie Jackson, better known as Mrs. J., is now retired. But her daughters say she has still got a lot of energy.
Daughters Jolene Bush and Lorie Carey say, "I've just never seen anybody that works so hard. I live across the garden from her right now and in the morning when I get up, I can already hear her out in the garden with her hoe, chink, chink, chink chink. That's definitely the case, she's an energetic gal."
Mrs. J. spent her entire teaching career at Harrison High and Shore says everybody liked her.
"I do know that every time the paper came out and they asked who the favorite teacher was it was always Mrs. J.," Shore said.
"All I want to say is thank you, thank you, thank you for all your efforts and teaching all of us and starting us on our way."