21 teachers among 50 New York City education employees dead of coronavirus

I am not impressed with how this article is written…we as ESP seem to be second class citizens, but I think it is extremely important to show support for our ESP sisters and brothers in New York and across the nation. Thank you to everyone who is still supporting students, families and communities. As I say all the time, what you do matters. Now more than ever, your familiar face over Zoom, support given to teachers, meals made, handed out, and delivered, buildings cleaned and sanitized, and so much more. Continue to read article.

As of April 10, 2020, the 50 employees who have passed as reported by their family members and loved ones:

  • 22 are paraprofessionals
  • 21 are teachers
  • 2 are administrators
  • 1 is a facilities staffer
  • 1 is a guidance counselor
  • 1 is a food service staffer
  • 2 central office employees
  • 1 employee listed above was also staffing a REC

“This is painful news for too many of our communities-each number represents a life, a member of one of our schools or offices, and the pain their loved ones are experiencing is unimaginable. We will be there to support our students and staff in any way they need, including remote crisis and grief counseling each day. We mourn these losses and will not forget the impact each person had on our DOE family,” Chancellor Richard A. Carranza said.