Mid-South elementary teacher dies from COVID-19, according to school district

Susanne Michael, a teacher at Harrisburg Elementary School, died of COVID-19,
Susanne Michael, a teacher at Harrisburg Elementary School, died of COVID-19,(Harrisburg School District)
Updated: Oct. 5, 2020 at 3:06 PM CDT
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POINSETT COUNTY, Ark. (WMC) - An Arkansas school district is mourning the loss of one of their elementary school teachers from coronavirus-related complications.

According to Harrisburg School District, Susanne Michael, a teacher at Harrisburg Elementary, has passed away.

The district released a statement on their Facebook saying Michael “was an outstanding teacher who cared deeply about the success and wellbeing of each and every one of her students.”

Michael was a graduate of Williams Baptist University. Before becoming an educator at Harrisburg Elementary in 2012, she taught at Weiner Elementary for six years.

The Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge released a statement about Michael’s passing on Facebook saying:

“Please join me in praying for the Harrisburg School District and community as they mourn the loss of Susanne Michael, a Harrisburg Elementary School teacher, who passed away from complications from COVID19. My thoughts are with her family during this time.”

Michael is survived by her husband and their five children.

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