Nicole Introduces April’s Woman of Character

Sasee in the City: April 2, 2009

This week, Nicole introduces us to the April “Woman of Character,” Kandi Fleming-Jones. Mrs. Fleming-Jones is the Assistant Principal of the Academy of Arts, Science and Technology and was nominated by one of her students, Brittany Gardner. The following is an excerpt from Brittany’s letter.

The role model I look up to is Mrs. Jones. …Mrs. Jones was there through my rough times in the past year. I could always talk to her and trust her no matter what we talked about. Throughout this, Mrs. Jones was the one to understand my situation and how it has affected school and my attitude. She showed me I do not have to be the same as I had been in the past. I can change and break the cycles for the future of my life. She provided happiness that never went away and always brightened my day no matter what kind of mood I was in. She has a peace that always surrounds her, which I like. I would like people to say that about me. School was an escape for me, and I knew that when I came to school Mrs. Jones cared about me. My being able to have this relationship was not a mistake, because God puts people in our lives to help us.

Kandi Fleming-Jones, as Assistant Principal, handles all the discipline concerns at the school, but sees these problems as opportunities to do better. She told us that she feels that every day is another chance for students to start anew and turn their lives around. This dedicated educator truly cares about the welfare of her students and even makes home visits on occasion. We agree with Brittany that there is a “peace surrounding her” and are proud to honor her as April’s “Woman of Character.”

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