Two LAUSD Teachers Die From COVID-19 Over Winter Break
Two L.A. Unified school teachers died from COVID-19 over winter break, compounding the sadness and sense of loss already coursing through the community.
Nick Glover, 53, was a fourth-grade teacher at Carpenter Community Charter School in Studio City. Erica Brown-Atkinson, 50, taught the fifth grade at Barrett Elementary School in South L.A.
Brown-Atkinson's daughter Asia said it was her mom’s dream to be a teacher. Since her passing, students have reached out to tell Asia how much her mother inspired them. A GoFund me has been set up for the family here.
Carpenter Community Charter School Principal Joe Martinez called Glover “an integral part of our school community.”
“He was often times the voice of reason for the staff, provoking deeper thought and helping us to reflect thoroughly on decisions that impacted our school community. In addition, he always made a point of acknowledging others. In his classroom, he would take the time to build meaningful relationships with his students and their families. With our staff, he regularly acknowledged and congratulated his colleagues for their contributions. His wisdom (and his amazing sense of humor) will be missed by all."
The GoFundMe for Glover’s family can be found here.
L.A. County remains an epicenter for the COVID-19 pandemic and LAUSD classes continue to be taught online.