Brooklyn principal, 36, who ran an academy for high school dropouts dies from coronavirus complications A Brooklyn principal has died due to
Brooklyn principal, 36, who ran an academy for high school dropouts dies from coronavirus complications
- A Brooklyn principal has died due to complications from coronavirus
- Dezann Romain, 36, was principal of Brooklyn Democracy Academy
- The Academy is a transfer school for students who struggled in other schools
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A Brooklyn principal has lost her life after suffering complications due to the coronoavirus.
Dezann Romain, 36, was the head teacher at the Brooklyn Democracy Academy in Brownsville.
It is the first known death of a city public schools staffer related to the pandemic.
Brooklyn principal, Dezann Romain, 36, has died due to complications from coronavirus. She was principal of Brooklyn Democracy Academy
‘It is with profound sadness and overwhelming grief that we announce the passing of our sister, CSA member Dezann Romain, Principal of Brooklyn Democracy Academy, due to complications from Coronavirus,’ the union said in a statement.
‘Our prayers are with her family and school community as we mourn alongside them. Please keep Principal Romain in your thoughts and continue to do everything possible to keep yourselves and your loved ones safe during this health crisis.’
Romain worked at a transfer school that helps students who dropped out of high school. She had been promoted from assistant principal in 2017.
The Academy is a transfer school for students who struggled in other schools
‘This is painful for all of us, and I extend my deepest condolences to the Brooklyn Democracy Academy community, and the family of Principal Romain,’ Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza said in a statement to the New York Post.
‘We’re all experiencing a deep sense of confusion, uncertainty and sadness and it’s more important than ever to provide support to one another.
‘We’ll be there for the students and staff through whatever means necessary during this impossibly difficult time.’