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Jill R. McDermott inducted to the Fairport Educators Wall of Distinction
While it is devastating that Jill is no longer with us today, this award that honors her tonight is meant to celebrate the wonderful and innumerable contributions she made to our school district. I am confident that the reason Jill was chosen as a recipient of this award is clear to everyone who was blessed enough to know her. I am sure tonight that she would have liked to recognize her husband, family, close colleague Patricia Edwards, and friends for all their love and support.
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Please Sponsor the Apex Cycling Ride Across America with Zach Edwards for the Jill R. McDermott Memorial Fund
Apex Cycling is riding across America and we have all the links you need to follow, and sponsor their ride!
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Check out a very caring way to help your child stay healthy!
The Jill R. McDermott Memorial Fund has chosen to become a brand partner with Vemma Next which is ideal for children 2-12. 100% of the income to the memorial fund will be donated to needy elementary classrooms and students.
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Vemma Supports Jill R. McDermott Memorial Fund
Vemma is pleased to support this noble cause. As a thank you for his generous contribution, Founder and CEO BK Boreyko received a Certificate of Recognition from Jon McDermott, as well as a collection of bracelets made in Jill's memory. BK and the Home Office staff wear them proudly.
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Jill R McDermott Memorial Dedication
News 10 NBC coverage of the Playground dedication.
The Jill R. McDermott Memorial playground dedication. September 16th 2011
Well… it’s Fall, Jill’s favorite time of the year for clothes….and shoes…and purses…. Right now Jill would be hard at work, excited about the new students, planning, continually arranging the classroom and getting ready for Holiday celebrations…she always liked to plan ahead…. She loved this school and all the students…..It’s hard to imagine how difficult it was for her not to be here….it’s all she wanted….to come back to school and teach her “friends”….. now through the hard work of the school district and with amazing and generous support from the PTA and everyone who helped make this project possible from planning to donations and construction her loving spirit can now have a place here for years to come. When a student asks who Mrs. McDermott was, I hope you can share a good story about her. I know and feel Jill would be honored and I hope that we can continue to make a difference each and every year for needy elementary schools, students and classrooms. Please pick up a bracelet and visit Jill’s web site to download pictures or upload pictures you may have as well as comment on news and events. I love all the bracelet pictures so please upload one wearing your bracelet if you can. Thank you for being here, remembering Jill and your support……thank you…….
Thank you to the Sim Redmond Band
Thank you to the Sim Redmond Band and their gracious permission to place their amazing music on Jill’s Memorial home page. To hear more of the Sim Redmond Band please Click on the Band’s picture to the left.

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For all those that want to believe...

By Melody Burri, staff writer
Messenger Post Posted Aug 20, 2010 @ 02:16 PM
Victor, N.Y.

Students, teachers, parents and staff at Fairport’s Dudley Elementary School are preparing to head back to their classrooms in September. But when they return, one irreplaceable presence will be missing.

Just 38 years old, Ms. McDermott was well known by all for her love of teaching, her dedication to her students, and her unique and creative spirit.

I met Jill almost ten years ago. She was my student teacher then. She was out Star Student Teacher that first week of school so she brought in pictures to help paint a mural of her life for the children in room 602. She showed photographs of her wedding to Jon, her mom and dad, Linda and Jack, her brothers Jeromy, Jack and James and her sister Johanna. The kids thought it was so cool that Mrs. McDermott and her twin brother had been named "Jack and Jill" just like the nursery rhyme! She told them about Tyler, her nephew whom she loved as she would her own son.

The Jill R. McDermott Memorial Fund Inc. is a non-profit corporation to benefit the children Jill loved so much. Donations in Jill's memory can be sent to: Jill R. McDermott Memorial Fund In Loving Memory of Jill R. McDermott c/o Jon McDermott 1536 W. Bloomfield Road Honeoye Falls, NY. 14472 Call 585-624-2302 with questions DONATIONS MAY BE TAX DEDUCTIBLE although please verify with your tax advisor if you are unsure.