John Fleming and Cindy Kirstein: A successful second chance

June 13, 2014 

It truly takes a village to raise a child. Part of that village for our son included Jamal Woods, assistant principal, and Bettie Bailey, counselor, at Cary High School.

Our son always struggled with school. By his junior year at Cary High, despite great support from Woods and Bailey, he dropped out. Woods and Bailey kept in touch during those sad months when our son would not go to school. After a few months, he wanted to return. Woods and Bailey made it not only possible for him to return but also helped him get back on track so that he graduated on time with the rest of his class.

We are fortunate that these two gave the extra time and effort to support our son so that he could believe in himself and handle the emotional demands of returning to school. We sincerely thank these two exceptional Wake County educators in helping our son succeed in high school and move on to the next chapter in his life.

John Fleming and Cindy Kirstein


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