Teacher Takes on Father-Figure Role for 8th Grader

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It’s graduation day for hundreds of eighth graders in the Diocese of Brooklyn. 

But for Leonardo Jones, his graduation is a bit more meaningful. 

His school has become a support system and his teachers, like William Del Valle, have become like family. 

Thanks to the teachers, what started as a struggle for Leonardo is now a success story. 

Jessica Easthope has more from St. Catherine of Genoa-St. Thérèse of Lisieux Catholic Academy in East Flatbush.