After 41 years of working at Ettrick Elementary School, Mrs. Wilma Jones-Brown recently retired from the Chesterfield County school system. In 1969, Brown began her career as a teacher’s aide at Dupuy Road Elementary (which was later named the Ettrick Elementary Annex). While employed at Ettrick, she has been an office assistant, substitute teacher, special education assistant, instructional assistant, cafeteria worker and a teacher’s aide. And for the last 11 years she has been the school’s clinic assistant.
“I guess over the years I have worked with some 15,000 students, some of which now have grandchildren at Ettrick Elementary. I have loved my job and the hardest part is retiring after 41 years; and I don’t want to leave my babies’ bumps, bruises, nose bleeds and even puking to anyone else,” she said.
She is looking forward to staying home with her husband of 38 years, William “Pop” Brown, who retired two years ago from a 44-year career with USPS, her three daughters and her nine grandchildren.