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Former JC Hill Elementary teacher dies in Ethiopian Airline crash

Former JC Hill Elementary teacher dies in Ethiopian Airline crash

BRANTFORD — Grand Erie District School Board says Dawn Tanner, Department Head for Special Education at Hagersville Secondary School was one of 18 Canadians who died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash. The crash occurred on March 10. Tanner was a member of the Hagersville Secondary School team since 2005, serving as a homework support person

BRANTFORD — Grand Erie District School Board says Dawn Tanner, Department Head for Special Education at Hagersville Secondary School was one of 18 Canadians who died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash.

The crash occurred on March 10.

Tanner was a member of the Hagersville Secondary School team since 2005, serving as a homework support person at the Six Nations Polytechnic Homework Support Centre.

Tanner was also a former teacher at JC Hill Elementary School.

In an emailed statement Six Nations Elected Councillor Audrey Powless-Bomberry said, “Dawn taught at JC Hill School for a couple of years. She had a wealth of knowledge at the high school level, in math and science, that she shared with our students at the Homework Support Program on Six Nations. Dawn was a strong advocate for our students in Hagersville High School. She will be greatly missed.  Our deepest sympathy for her family and friends.”

In a statement, GEDSB said, “We would like to express our deepest sympathies to Dawn’s family, her friends and everyone connected to this tragic loss. Dawn will be deeply missed and this sudden loss is being felt across our Board.”

Flags will be flown at half-mast across Grand Erie when classes resume following March Break. The board says councillors will be available for support for affected students and staff.

Photo via GEDSB Facebook.

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