When East Middle School teacher Debbie Meredith lost her hair and started wearing hats in school, none of her students said a word.
For a while, neither did she.
“No teachers told the kids because we didn’t know if she would,” fellow teacher Suzanne Guelda said.
Then somewhere around the second week of this school year, Meredith told her seventh-grade students what she was going through.
Diagnosed with breast cancer last year, she was being treated with chemotherapy.