A second Rutherford County teacher has died as a result of COVID-19. Siegel High teacher David Pickelsimer recently passed away, as noted by the Rutherford Education Association:
Earlier this year, another Rutherford County teacher, Susan Keener, also died as a result of the COVID-19 virus.
The Murfreesboro Holler is noting that concerned educators are expressing concerns.
With COVID cases across the state escalating at a rapid rate, it’s unclear why more direct action has not been taken on a statewide basis.
Of course, Gov. Bill Lee’s Administration has been running from the issue instead of taking it on directly:
If you know of a teacher who has died as a result of COVID-19, please let me know via email: email@example.com
I’ll be happy to post a note about this teacher and any words in memory you’d like to post. Please let me know the school system in your email.
It would also be good to get a clear handle on how many teachers and families of teachers have been impacted by COVID. I want to honor these educators who gave their all for their students. Further, there’s a very real risk with this virus, and collecting information and data will help illuminate that risk.
For more on education politics and policy in Tennessee, follow @TNEdReport
Your support – $5 or more – makes publishing education news possible.