NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Kim McMillan says she shows up each day, heart on her sleeve, ready to do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Her uncommon dedication to the students of the New Brunswick school district hasn't gone unnoticed.

She was honored by the Middlesex County Education Association as the Education Support Professional of the Year.

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McMillan was recognized again at the Dec. 17 Board of Education meeting.

McKinley School Principal Janene M. Rodriguez said in her role as the drop-out prevention officer, McMillan is the type of person that "whatever you need, you call on her."

"She's always the first to offer her services," Rodriguez said. "She probably has the biggest heart of anyone I know and I'm just so proud that she received this honor from Middlesex County."

Rodriguez also called McMillan "an example of someone who goes above and beyond her job title."

McMillan, who also works out of the Livingston School, was presented with a plant in recognition of her hard work.

"I do appreciate it and as we all should do just because we have a job title, it doesn't confine us to just that title," she said. "I just do what needs to be done at the end of the day. We're all here for the same reason and that's to support our kids, to make sure they get the best that they can get whether it's academics, emotional support, financial support, any type of support we give. It's not that I go out of my way to get accolades or get presented with an award. I do it because it comes from my heart."