The “healthy and vibrant” high school head
Dez-Ann Romain, principal of the Brooklyn Democracy Academy, a public high school, always kept her office neat and freshened with new flowers, and kept the school decorated with inspirational quotes.
“She was one of the most innovative school leaders I’ve ever worked with — her students just adored her,” said Courtney Winkfield, a New York City schools official who mentored Ms. Romain.
Ms. Romain died Monday from complications of the coronavirus — the first known death of a New York City public school staff member from the virus.
Read the full New York Times story by Corey Kilgannon at https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/25/nyregion/coronavirus-death-brooklyn-school-principal.html