A vision becomes new school

From Susan Humbert, North East Carolina Prep

I am fortunate to be one of a group of people who will open a charter school in August, 2012. Last fall I met a man with a vision for a region that needs more options for students. This person, a former principal, wanted to open doors for families in three counties. It was his dream to create an environment that provided creativity, trust, community, and strong values.

With imagination, courage and strong character he overcame obstacles most of us would have run away from. With strong ideals and faith he gathered a group of educators and community members, who shared the same ideals for educating students. With no money, continuous battles, many long sleepless nights, and negativity from local school officials, I watched this person and our group grow.

It has been a humbling experience to experience their generosity and kindness.¬† Creating a school from the ground requires an amazing show of courage and strength. From this one person’s strong character a school has begun to bring new hope to students and parents in a community that had long ago given up hope. North East Carolina Prep will open August 1, 2012, only because one man had the imagination, generosity, and strong character to envision a ¬†better learning community for students.

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