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In Loving Memory......

Hey guys, how's it going?

I hope everything is going well with you.

This week, my school family was dealt a

shocking blow, when one of our own

died in a car accident on the way to work.

She was definitely an early bird, driving at 5:20

to work in her classroom before students came.

There was a group of us who went to Louisiana,

to attend the Leader in Me Symposium.

Let me tell you, it was an awful feeling for us,

to be so far away from everyone, in trying to deal with this news.

She was so sweet, so funny......and it's so surreal at this point.

Seeing it on the news was even worse.

Hug your friends and family a little tighter today, 

never forget to let them know what they mean to you.

Her funeral is today, and it's so hard to have to face that, but I know that we will band together

and do what we must, in honor of her. 

Rest in Peace Elaine.....and know that we all love and miss you terribly!!


  1. I am going to miss Peterson jamming in the car in the morning to ZZ Top and all of their funny jokes and sayings. RIP my friend.

  2. Oh, Angela, I am so sorry! That is horrible! We all have to remember to be thankful for what we have and appreciate each and every day.
    First Grade Blue SKies

  3. I am so sorry to hear that Angela, many hugs and prayers being sent to you and your school!

    Fun in PreK-1

  4. My heart goes out to you and your school family. Hugs to her students, too. I can't imagine what pain you are feeling today. May you comfort each other in the days and weeks to come.


  5. I am so sorry Angela! I know how hard it is to lose a member of your school family. I pray that you & the rest of your colleagues are able to find peace. I pray for her students as well!

    Jen's Kinder

  6. Thoughts and prayers for you and your school family! I can't imagine what her students are going through :(

  7. I am so sorry for you and your school family, as well as her family. Prayers for everyone!!

    Heather (

  8. So sorry, thoughts and prayers are with you, your fellow teachers and students.

    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

  9. Hi Angela,
    My hearts and prayers go out to you, the staff, the children in her class, and her family. I lost my nephew 1 year ago due to a traffic accident and it is a extremely difficult thing to go through. Please know that I am thinking of your school.
    Kindergarten Milestones

  10. How sad!!! Your school family and her family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers! I am definitely thankful for the safety of my loved ones! <3

  11. I'm so sorry for your loss. How sad and tragic. I'm sure she was loved and will be missed by so many. Hugs and prayers to you and all of your colleagues.

    A is for Apple B is for Blog

  12. So sorry - praying for you and the school family!
    Teachin' First

  13. Hi Angela,

    I just found you through Currently March. I am so sorry for your loss!
    We are going to be a Leader in Me school starting next year. What do you think about it? I would love to hear your thoughts! Maybe when you are up to it, you could do a blog about it.

    Ms.Smarty Pants

  14. I'm late in seeing this, but I'm sorry to hear of this loss for your school. Some years ago, my school had a teacher suddenly die during the school year, and we now have a hallway dedicated to her and the "reading bathtub" from her room is out in our nature center, painted with a special memorial. I hope your school can find some special way to honor this teacher. Thinking of you!

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad


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