Posted in: North Carolina
Gina Jacobs – extraordinary volunteer passes away
by Stacey Grissom
NEA joins family and friends in mourning the tragic death of Gina Jacobs. NEA came to know the beloved High Point, N.C. wife, mother and community hero as a result of her extraordinary volunteer work at Oak Hill Elementary School. Oak Hill is one of 30 intensive sites in the organization’s Priority Schools Campaign (PSC).
For students, Jacobs was a passionate and fierce advocate, leaving no stone unturned or opportunity missed, in her seemingly never-ending quest to make sure that things like bicycles and books—and ultimately success—were within their reach.
For Oak Hill staff and the Guilford County Association of Educators, Jacobs was that dependable partner, always going above and beyond in a shared vision of every student’s basic right to a quality education.
A May 2011 NEA profile bestowed the title “volunteer extraordinaire” on Jacobs and remains one of the most popular stories on the Priority Schools Campaign web site.
Visit NEAPrioritySchools.org to get the full story.