Jessie Hart and Jessie Jackson have been named Outstanding Support Personnel for Hammond Westside Montessori for 2015.

They are paraeducators who go the extra mile to assist and support teachers and students on a daily basis, a news release from the school said.

Hart works with the fifth- and sixth-grade students and teachers to ensure that they get the extra help needed to make them successful, the release said. She also produces and directs the Christmas and Black History Month programs.

Jackson assists the students on the primary side of the school who need extra support, the release said. She also works very closely with the special education teacher in delivering effective lessons and helps to prepare the classroom environment for the students’ success.